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State judicial elections for sale

By September 11, 2014, more than $3.1 million had already been spent on TV ads for state supreme court primaries and off-cycle elections, according to estimates provided by Kantar Media/CMAG and released byJustice at Stake, a nonpartisan group working to keep the courts fair…

NJ lacking oversight as profiteers exploit children, disabled & elderly

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – According to a new study released in by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the state of New Jersey is placing some of its most vulnerable people – children, the disabled, and the elderly – at…

America’s ‘Justice Gap’ reflects cowardice and fear

Eighty percent of low income people have trouble obtaining legal representation or otherwise accessing the civil court system to protect their property, family, and livelihood. The foreclosure crisis exemplifies how this lack of access can lead to financial losses that…

Departing Attorney General pleased by court on Texas & Wisconsin voter laws

In two legal victories for voting rights Thursday evening, a district court ruled in favor of the federal Justice Department’s lawsuit against Texas’ voter identification law, while the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to block implementation of Wisconsin’s new ID law. “We are extremely…

The Manufactured Crisis: Security tattletale has GOP links

The person responsible for telling Republicans in Congress that a White House volunteer was implicated in a Colombian hooker scandal has ties to a GOP governor now running for re-election. Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed David C. Nieland to the…

Christie campaigning for failed Republicans

Governor Chris Christie is at it again, campaigning for failed Republican governors across the country instead of taking care of his own economic mess at home, according to the Democratic Party. Today Christie is in Pennsylvania campaigning with Governor Tom…

Pentagon honors civilians for eliminating Syrian chemical weapons

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Department of Defense officials honored 45 Army civilians who voluntarily deployed to the Mediterranean Sea to destroy Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile in a ceremony yesterday. U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center mission commander Tim Blades…

Parents targeted as stalkers

Bipartisan legislation was released by an Assembly panel on Thursday to stiffen penalties for stalking and restraining order violations by a person whose parental rights have been terminated. “Once a safe home has been provided for a child victim of domestic violence,…

Armed robber sentenced to 19 years in prison

NEWARK, N.J. – A man was sentenced today To 225 months in prison for committing 17 armed robberies — two of them in Linden — of commercial establishments all within a six-month period, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Bobby…

State shares in $105 million AT&T settlement

New Jersey will receive more than $368,000 as a result a global settlement with AT&T Mobility that resolves allegations the company engaged in unlawful “cramming” – the placing of charges for unwanted third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills. Customers…