First Amendment

Mosque finally gets N.J. town’s blessing after discrimination settlement

BERNARDS TWP. — The township committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the construction of a mosque in a Liberty Corner neighborhood as part of a settlement agreement with federal authorities over allegations of discrimination. The settlement ended years of debate and dissension, as well as two federal religious discrimination lawsuits, one from the Justice […]

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N.J. Law Firm Wins Major SCOTUS First Amendment Case

On Monday, Save Jerseyans, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a law that estopped the government from registering allegedly offensive trademarks on the grounds that the law was violative of the First Amendment. The opinion in Lee v. Tam was delivered by Justice Samuel Alito. “That is viewpoint discrimination in the sense relevant here: Giving offense […]

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Before Political Correctness, THIS Was Comedy!

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — — I last saw Don Rickles perform more than five years ago in Atlantic City at The Borgata. People of all ages had come to see the show in Borgata’s Music Box, a jewel of a venue where there isn’t a bad seat in the house. […]

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Neil Gorsuch’s Proven Track Record of Protecting Religious Liberty

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch is a solid originalist and textualist when it comes to interpreting the Constitution and statutory authority. This alone is reason to believe he will be a good Supreme Court justice, but his strong rulings on religious liberty only bolster his qualifications. On this issue, he has […]

Federal court sides with Islamic group in Bernards Township mosque battle

A case that seems to generate strong opinions between, and within, both sides of the ideological divide just took its first major legal turn, Save Jerseyans. This weekend, U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp ruled that New Jersey’s Bernards Township had violated the “Religious Land Use and Institutional Persons Act” when its planning board insisted upon allegedly onerous parking requirements for […]

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Remember the Christian bakers

A funny thing happened on the way to the Donald Trump inauguration – liberals suddenly became champions of people being allowed to decline participating in something if it violated their conscience. Surprising, indeed, after years of Christian bakers and pizza parlors being targeted for destruction by the gay left for refusing to participate in something […]

Here’s what Antonin Scalia had to say when asked about burning the American flag

On Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump sent a Twitter message expressing his opinion about people who burn the American flag. “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump wrote. Watch the video Trump’s opinion differs from […]

Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the First Amendment so that the government can dictate religious doctrine

When Hillary Clinton labeled approximately 25 percent of the American voting public a “basket of deplorables” for supporting Donald Trump, she was justifiably hammered for being out of touch, elitist and insulting. While all of those pejoratives directed at her are true and then some, the term itself quickly morphed into a badge of honor […]

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REPORT: Ramapo bans ‘offensive’ America-themed campus BBQ

Mahwah-based Ramapo College is in the news tonight for all of the wrong reasons, Save Jerseyans. According to a new report from the watchdog site, students are up in arms after, last month, Ramapo College officials scrapped an American-themed barbecue when the administration deemed the event to be too “military and recruitment-oriented.” The culprit is allegedly an […]

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N.J. churches will get public funding, despite lawsuit, report says

MORRISTOWN — The Morris County freeholders have started doling out historic trust fund grants to religious institutions, despite a lawsuit to stop the awards, a report says. The governing body last week approved grants for 12 applicants, including four religious groups, The Record reported. A total of 32 organizations will get a share of this […]

New Jersey veterans memorial featuring cross to remain despite complaints

Council members voted Thursday that a veterans memorial featuring a Christian cross will remain in front of a public library in Roselle Park, New Jersey, despite complaints. The borough council voted 3-2 in favor of the statue following a heated public debate about the cross’ placement outside the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library, which went […]

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Is your town’s ban on political lawn signs unconstitutional?

TRENTON — With barely three months left before the presidential election, 2016 candidate lawn signs are sprouting like mushrooms throughout the Garden State. But so, too, are fines and citations, like the one given to a West Long Branch man flying a Trump flag, which violated his town’s law stipulating that displaying such political banners […]

N.J. Court: Trump flag may continue to wave!

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog It’s a win for the First Amendment, Save Jerseyans, regardless of how you feel about the presumptive Republican nominee. Former Long Branch firefighter Joseph Hornick faced $2,000 in fines and 90 days in jail for allegedly violating a Long Branch, New Jersey municipal ordinance which limits the public display of […]

Star-Ledger stops publishing online LTE’s – another nail in its inevitable coffin

By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Tom Moran’s confession that, the online version of The (Newark) Star-Ledger, no longer publishes letters to the editor didn’t come as a great surprise. After all, a new one hadn’t gone up since Jan. 1, so the handwriting was on the wall. Another line in […]

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