Articles Posted in the " supreme court " Category

  • The Supreme Court is now our Supreme Legislature

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog American “democracy” lives on, Save Jerseyans, but our federal republic is on life support. That’s the only conclusion for a thinking person to reach after this week’s blockbuster U.S. Supreme Court rulings in King v. Burwell (Obamacare subsidies) and then Obergefell v. Hodges (gay marriage). Chief Justice John Roberts read his dissent […]


  • Garrett: SCOTUS is “rubber stamp for the administration”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog While most D.C. Republicans were relatively constrained in their reactions to today’s extremely disappointing and shockingly nonsensical King v. Burwell decision, Save Jerseyans, New Jersey’s Scott Garrett (R-5) didn’t hold back. We’d expect nothing less. “New Jersey families continue to suffer from ObamaCare’s heavy-handed approach to health care that has […]


  • John Roberts: America’s first transtextual chief justice?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chief Justice John Roberts has once again proven himself to be a first-rate judicial gymnast, Save Jerseyans. This is gold medal quality work. Perhaps he is America’s first transtextual jurist? No; not at all. Just the most surprising. “If the statutory language is plain, the Court must enforce […]


  • Is “the rule of law” a real thing when the game is rigged?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Unsurprisignly, among those with the biggest panty-twist problem after Tuesday’s historic pension ruling is the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), Save Jerseyans. “Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a blow to the rule of law in New Jersey,” thundered NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer in a statement. “It is devastating to […]


  • Supremes side with Christie on pension payments

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Did you hear that noise, Save Jerseyans? It’s thousands of public sector union heads exploding in unison. The New Jersey Supreme Court issued an 5-2 opinion in the pension payment case (Christopher Burgos v. State of New Jersey) on Tuesday morning, reversing a lower court’s directive to […]


  • Will the Obamacare-pacalypse begin this week… in New Jersey?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The poor keep getting poorer under Democrat rule, Save Jerseyans. Just the latest example: around 100,000 New Jerseyans are about to see their Obamacare plan premiums rise by 10%, or more, effective January 1, 2016. That’s according to a new look at government data and insurance company reported rate […]


  • REPORT: Scalia critiques Congress during Morristown visit

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The U.S. Supreme Court’s ranking conservative visited one of New Jersey’s most conservative counties on Friday, Save Jerseyans, and in characteristic fashion lambasted folks who he believes are mucking up the federal republic. Chief among them? Congress. “Once you get those people together, you never know what […]


  • In other news, Sharpe James accuses Supreme Court of racism

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog News of David Wildstein‘s pending guilty plea sucked all of the air out of the room on Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, so in case you missed it on Tuesday afternoon, the New Jersey Supreme Court declined to take up former Newark Mayor Sharpe James‘s appeal in a case where a […]


  • Stockton survey finds New Jerseyans are dangerously ignorant

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog These brand new results from a Stockton University survey – Understanding the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court: A Survey of New Jerseyans – may not shock you, Save Jerseyans, but they’re guaranteed to depress the heck out of you on the historic 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination (who we […]


  • VIDEO: Christie duels with NJEA in Matawan

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog So much for that historic roadmap concord… Here’s a taste of what you missed from Town Hall #134 on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, on the same day that New Jersey’s highest court agreed to hear a key pension appeal:


  • New Jersey’s Supremes direct trial courts to manage affordable housing

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Greg McGuckin voiced frustration on Tuesday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, after our state Supreme Court gave trial courts jurisdiction over affordable housing in the Garden State. Click here to read the Opinion of Justice LaVecchia. “Once again, our Supreme Court has decided that the elected branch of government will […]


  • Navigating the Obamacare endgame

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Obamacare isn’t having a good month heading into today, the start of a new enrollment season. First up: the Election results. Nuff said. The size of the new GOP House majority is such that whoever succeeds Obama is likely to contend with a Republican majority for at least their […]


  • Bell Doubles-Down: SCOTUS “Completely Incoherent”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Say what you want about Jeff Bell’s strategy, Save Jerseyans, but the guy isn’t afraid to double-down on his socially-conservative views in a time and cycle where that’s not the most popular page in the Republican Party playbook. He continued to do so on Monday after the U.S. […]