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Judge Rules Against Lawmakers Trying to Stop $300M State House Repairs

Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson A state Superior Court judge yesterday ruled against a bipartisan group of lawmakers who are seeking to stop Gov. Chris Christie’s controversial, multimillion-dollar renovation of the State House in Trenton. The judge said that because bonds have already been sold to fund the rehab work any legal challenges are now […]

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DROPPING THE GAVEL: Veteran Senators Demand End to N.J. Supreme Court Justices’ Tenure

The New Jersey Supreme Court could get a major face lift if two veteran Republican legislators get their way, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, Senators Gerald Cardinale (R-39) and Michael Doherty (R-23) introduced a constitutional amendment (SCR-152) abolishing tenure for New Jersey Supreme Court justices and implementing elections for reappointment. “The New Jersey Supreme Court has imposed expensive […]

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N.J.’s chief justice asks ICE to stop arresting immigrants at courthouses

TRENTON — The chief justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court is calling on federal immigration officials to stop arresting unauthorized immigrants at state courthouses, warning the practice could undermine New Jersey’s justice system. In a letter to federal Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner raised concerns over two recent arrests by Immigration […]

Remember: Shameless Judicial Overreach Isn’t Just A Federal Crisis

Judicial overreach is a dangerously real thing, Save Jerseyans. The Trump travel ban fiasco is but one example. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking this is only a federal problem. Sexy, big time court battles between the President and federal judges get all the attention from the headline writers and talking heads but, when […]

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Guadagno’s Husband Was Required to Notify Her of His Retirement. Here’s How He Did It….

Some of you may recall that New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno‘s husband is a New Jersey state court judge. Quite the power couple, right? In any event, Honorable Michael A. Guadagno has been a member of the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division since 2012 but he reaches mandatory retirement age (70) this February. Consequently, in order to collect […]

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Bateman urges judicial restraint as N.J. High Court weighs mandating 100k+ new affordable housing units

One N.J. legislator is renewing the call for a return to legislative oversight of state housing policy as the N.J. Supreme Court is set for a hearing this week to decide whether to reverse a July 2016 court decision declining to to mandate retroactive affordable housing obligations. “The time for litigation is over. Placing affordable housing decisions in the […]

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Mayor admits he changed story about Bridgegate motive

NEWARK — For days, Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich said he tried working behind the scenes to end the nightmare of gridlocked traffic that had crippled his town, blocking ambulances, delaying school buses and angering commuters. He sent calls, letters, texts and emails to the man at the Port Authority of New York and New […]

Christie formally nominates Rumana to Superior Court

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog TRENTON, N.J. — Assemblyman Scott Rumana (R-40), former chairman of the Passaic County Republican Party, is headed to the state bench.  Governor Chris Christie formally nominated the veteran legislator to the Superior Court of New Jersey on Thursday afternoon. Christie filed a letter of intent to nominate Republican […]

IT’S WAR: Christie sues to reopen Abbott case, pave way for new school funding formula

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Chris Christie intends to spend his last full year on the job fighting the public school monopoly, Save Jerseyans. It’s a fight that could also shape next year’s legislative and gubernatorial battles. On Thursday, the N.J. Attorney General moved before the state Supreme Court to reopen the […]

Rumana, waiting on judgeship, keeps politicking while aspiring replacement slate campaigns

Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa), Kevin Rooney (R-Wyckoff) and Christopher DePhillips (R-Wyckoff) are already campaigning to replace the current GOP legislative team — including incumbents Assemblyman Scott Rumana — in LD40 next year, Save Jerseyans. But the wheels of justice turn slowly, not just for litigants but prospective judges as well. Governor Chris Christie filed a letter […]

OFF LIMITS: Bridgegate Court bars defense access to Christie’s cell phone

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton has granted a motion brought by the Christie Administration’s lawyers to quash a subpoena served by his former employees, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, to access to the Governor’s cell phone. It’s the latest legal setback for the pair set to go on trial this fall for allegedly conspiring to […]