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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 […]

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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 […]

Christie nominates Camden GOP chairman to Superior Court

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie filed a number of appointments and nominations today, Save Jerseyans, including Camden County Republican Chairman Tom Booth of Voorhees to the New Jersey Superior Court. Booth’s nomination is subject to the advise and consent of the State Senate. Booth had been chairman of the […]

Christie nominates Porrino for AG, files intent letter for Rumana to Superior Court

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Porrino will be New Jersey’s new Attorney General, succeeding acting Attorney General Robert Lougy, if he is ultimately confirmed by the State Senate, Save Jerseyans. “Throughout his legal career, Chris has demonstrated a unique combination of real-world pragmatism and strategic problem-solving skills in both the public and private […]

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Bridgegate Defendants Demand Chris Christie’s Phone Be Turned Over

Lawyers representing indicted Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Bill Baroni and staffer Bridget Kelly are asking for the cell phone embattled Christie was using at the time of Bridgegate. Baroni and Kelly’s attorneys cited Supreme Court precedent during the Watergate scandal, where it compelled President Richard Nixon to produce his audio […]

Shaneen Allen and Rice Rice’s Prosecutor nominated for judgeship by Christie

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain was nominated this week by Governor Chris Christie for a Superior Court judgeship, Save Jerseyans. McClain is a 33-year veteran of the prosecutor’s office. The nomination will raise a few more eyebrows than these relatively routine picks typically do due to the […]