New Jersey Supreme Court controversy

    New York Times: “When Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey chose not to renominate Justice John Wallace Jr. to the State Supreme Court in May, it was a case of political overreach. The situation is now a national disgrace, thanks to the governor, the State Senate president, Stephen Sweeney, and Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto.”

    Paul Munshine writing in the Star Ledger: “Chris Christie’s got a tough choice here:
    Is he going to sit back and watch the Democrats self-immolate trying to impeach the sole Latin-American member of the state Supreme Court? Or is he going to let them off the hook by making a recess appointment?”

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    Seeking a path to restore order in the NJ Supreme Court


  • Posted: 12/16/2010
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Seeking a path to restore order in the NJ Supreme Court

    at Seton Hall University, writing in the Star-Ledger: “Justice Rivera-Soto has not only objected to Chief Justice Rabner’s temporary assignment of Judge Edwin Stern to the court, but decided to abstain from voting in cases heard by an unconstitutionally constituted court. In response, Justice Barry Albin has accused Justice Rivera-Soto of putting himself above the law, claiming that the rule of law requires adherence to decisions made by a majority of the court. Senators have called for Justice Rivera-Soto to resign or be impeached.”


  • Posted: 12/15/2010
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Poll: Should the New Jersey MVC have continued to fight against “Choose Life” license plates?

NJ: Chanukah battle for freedom of religion continues

Prayer dispute divides NJ shore town

N.J. now offers “Choose Life” plates

Choose Life plates now available in NJ

Constitutional Crisis in the Garden State

Woman silenced at NJ Senate hearing shares coerced abortion story

NJ: Judge Throws Out Doctors’ Attack On Obamacare

    NJ Law Journal (Subscription only): “A federal judge in Newark on Wednesday dismissed a constitutional challenge to the Obama administration’s health care reforms, finding claims by a doctors’ organization and a representative patient were speculative therefore that they lacked standing. The suit, New Jersey Physicians Inc. v. Obama, 10-cv-1489, was filed on March 24 . . . ”


  • Posted: 12/10/2010
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Robert Knight: Putting a gun to the public’s head in gov’t budgeting

    Robert Knight writing at Townhall: “So what did the city fathers of Camden do when faced with a $25.5 million budget deficit? On Thursday, they voted to lay off 200 police and firefighters along with 200 other city workers . . . It’s the typical liberal gambit: having loaded the public rolls with unionized government employees doing all sorts of non-essential things, the politicians go for the jugular to get the public’s attention.”


  • Posted: 12/09/2010
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Pro-lifers celebrate NJ approval of license plate

NJ choose life plates finally allowed after six years

NJ ‘Choose Life’ plates on road to revival

NJ: Millburn residents fight construction of synagogue in residential neighborhood

NJ legislature OKs bill to restore Planned Parenthood funding; veto expected

NJ lawmakers approve bullying law

“Fervor around Seton Hall gay marriage course has died down”

NJ “family-planning” funds back up for vote today

NJ lawmakers introduce federal “anti-bullying” bill

New Jersey Supreme Court rejects bid to recall Senator Robert Menendez

NJ: Assembly Committee to take up anti-bullying bill

Justice Department settles religious discrimination lawsuit against Essex County, NJ over headscarves

NJ woman given $25K in suit over Muslim garb

Convicted felon abortionists keep embattled NJ abortion empire running

New Jersey defunds Planned Parenthood

NJ legislature to hold hearing on bills funding Planned Parenthood

NJ: Point Beach council will no longer recite the Lord’s Prayer at public meetings

NJ weighs new bullying laws after Rutgers suicide

Philosophers debate abortion at Princeton conference as baby in audience cries

    Terrence McKeegan, J.D. writing at LifeNews: “‘An infant has no moral status because he is not self-aware,’ said Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics. Singer argued this point at an historic [conference] he co-organized at Princeton University last weekend, seeking new dialogue on the heated issue of abortion . . . The headline panel featured two heavyweight Australian philosophers – Singer, a bioethics professor at Princeton, and John Finnis, a professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Oxford. The two debated the ‘Moral Status of the Fetus.’”


  • Posted: 10/22/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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New Jersey environmental officials challenge Jewish ritual burial of holy objects

The Trouble with Public Sector Unions

NJ: Abortionist grossly negligent for transporting patients to MD

Center for American Progress: “State Antigay Adoption Policies Need to Go”

Abortion clinics close in 2 states

NJ Jewish newspaper says it overreacted in rescinding first same-sex “wedding” announcement

NJ senator calls for anti-bully law after suicide

NJ: Millburn library changes room policy after ADF challenge

NJ: Same-sex announcement causes stir in Teaneck-based Jewish weekly newspaper

NJ: Point Pleasant Beach agrees to replace prayer with moment of silence at start of council meetings

NJ: Library changes room use policy because of legal concerns

NJ: Despite lawsuit, prayer said at Point Pleasant Beach meeting

Christie proposes changes in how teachers are paid, promoted

Heritage Foundation: Facebook CEO “friends” the right school reformers in NJ

Contrary to erroneous reports, NJ abortion clinics still open

Chris Christie aborts Planned Parenthood, but state-funded abortion continues

NJ: Point Beach Council mulls alternatives to prayer

NJ: Millburn library responds to First Amendment challenge from religious group

Temporary assignments to fill vacancies on the NJ Supreme Court

    Earl M. Maltz, Federalist Society: “In the wake of Governor Chris Christie’s decision not to reappoint Justice John E. Wallace, Jr., to the New Jersey Supreme Court, the President of the State Senate has refused to hold hearings on the nomination of Anne M. Patterson, whom Governor Christie has chosen to succeed Justice Wallace. With the timing of the confirmation of a permanent replacement for Justice Wallace thus uncertain, some have urged Chief Justice Stuart J. Rabner to temporarily assign either a retired justice or a senior judge of the Superior Court to fill the seat until Justice Wallace’s replacement has been confirmed. This paper addresses the constitutional issues that would be raised by a decision to make such an assignment.”


  • Posted: 09/22/2010
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NJ Planned Parenthood abortion biz closes after Christie cuts funds

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ: ACLU challenges Lord’s Prayer at town meetings

N.J. Senate to hold “family planning” override vote

Sayreville nude juice bar Club 35 wins N.J. appeals court ruling overturning closure

Fired For Setting Fire to a Koran – Even ACLU Supports the Protester!

New Jersey Public Transit Employee Fired for Blasphemy

Accused abortionist transported women in scheme to evade state laws

Another state targets abortion practitioner injuring patients, violating standards

    LifeNews: “Another state is going after abortion practitioner and abortion business owner Steven Chase Brigham. He operates abortion centers known as American Women’s Services in Voorhees, New Jersey as well as facilities in Pennsylvania and Maryland, where he has also been disciplined for numerous problems. New Jersey authorities yesterday filed the papers required to start the process of potentially suspending Brigham’s medical license.”


  • Posted: 09/09/2010
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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N.J. appellate judge to temporarily fill controversial Supreme Court seat

    NJ.com: “The state’s top appellate judge will temporarily fill a seat on the state Supreme Court left vacant by a political spat between Gov. Chris Christie and the state’s top Democrat . . . The court has had only six members since May, when Gov. Chris Christie declined to renominate former Justice John Wallace. Wallace would have been able to serve two more years before reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70.”


  • Posted: 09/09/2010
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New Jersey Democrats to hold September vote to restore Planned Parenthood funds

NJ: Lakewood Orthodox Jewish leaders want abuse accusations addressed by religious authorities first

    Asbury Park (NJ) Press: “One man’s criminal accusation that a teacher molested his young son has widened the rift in the Orthodox Jewish community over where religious rights stop and the justice system begins. Some inside the tight-knit enclave praised the child’s father for bypassing religious protocols last year and reporting the alleged attack first to Ocean County prosecutors. Others believe he committed a sin because he failed to get permission from a rabbinic court before pressing charges against a fellow Jew.”


  • Posted: 08/25/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Controversial Seton Hall “gay marriage” course will go on as scheduled

Bring back Atlantic City as a beach resort: poll

NJ: Hatikvah Charter School exposes East Brunswick lawsuit

On eve of federal hearing, Pemberton changes tune on its violation of religious freedom

Planned Parenthood abortion biz found improperly billing Medicaid in New Jersey

N.J. Supreme Court’s refusal to hear marriage case raises question of Christie’s influence

Pro-lifers appeal to Gov. Christie to intervene on behalf of “Choose Life” plates

NJ: South Brunswick schools to close for two Muslim holy days

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie asked to allow Choose Life license plates

Pro-life group presses Christie administration to support N.J. license plate

Gov. Christie’s office pushes for Senate hearing on N.J. Supreme Court nominee

    NJ.com: “Patterson, an attorney who Christie nominated to the state Supreme Court in May, has been in limbo since then, caught in the middle of a spat between Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), the state’s second most powerful elected official . . . Derek Roseman, a spokesman for state Senate Democrats, said Sweeney remains committed to leaving Wallace’s seat open for what would have been the remainder of his term.”


  • Posted: 08/09/2010
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Advocates of anti-sharia measures alarmed by NJ judge’s ruling

New Jersey Democrats want to override Christie veto of Planned Parenthood $