Category: Civil Liberties

LIVE: Rooney discusses COVID and the Constitution with Fmr. Judge Mike Donohue

By The Staff _ Concerned about your rights? And what happens next? Former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mike Donohue joins Save Jersey‘s Matt Rooney to discuss the constitutional dimensions of the ongoing public health emergency roiling the Garden State… Read More

As N.J. languishes without a reopening plan, legislator will introduce bill to curb Murphy’s powers

TRENTON, N.J. – The week began with Phil Murphy introducing a “roadmap” that didn’t contain any specific reopening dates, a decision which angered many residents and lawmakers. It ended with news that New Jersey’s 2020 unemployment filing have now eclipsed one Read More

AG Barr directs federal prosecutors to monitor state, local COVID-19 policies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Will states like New Jersey soon need to defend their infringements upon civil liberties in federal court? Possibly. One week after indicating that he found some state COVID-19 lockdown measures “disturbingly close to house arrest” during a national Read More

Rooney: Social-distancing drone tech “belongs in an Orwell novel; it doesn’t belong in the U.S.” (VIDEO)

TRENTON, N.J. – A growing number of American communities are turning to drones – including Elizabeth, New Jersey, which accepted donated Chinese drones – to enforce COVID-19 social distancing edicts. Save Jersey’s Matt Rooney was back on the Chasing News Read More

AG Barr says some state COVID-19 orders “disturbingly close to house arrest”; discusses possible future federal intervention

WASHINGTON, D.C. – You probably missed it unless you’re a fan of Hugh Hewitt’s radio program, Save Jerseyans, but Attorney General William Barr spoke with the popular conservative commentator and attorney on Tuesday and provided some insight into what a Read More

The ACLU sues Puerto Rico for civil liberty violations similar to those implimented by Phil Murphy

By Matt Rooney _ The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has never been a bigger disappointment, Save Jerseyans. They’ve made quite a stink in the continental United States since the Coronavirus pandemic began, warning elected officials to mind the “rights” Read More

N.J. Legislature needs to convene, check Phil Murphy’s power grab | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Checks and balances are a critical component of the American system, Save Jerseyans. This greatest-of-all-nations was formed precisely because we were tired of kings. We refused to be ruled by one in 1776. We’ve endeavored to Read More

Testa warns Murphy: Governor doesn’t have “a license to suppress the liberties of the citizens”

VINELAND, N.J. – New Jersey’s newest Republican State Senator Mike Testa Jr. (R-1) issued a stern warning to Governor Phi Murphy on Friday. The message: don’t push your emergency powers too far. – “The state’s efforts to protect the people Read More