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New Jersey Bill Would Phase Out Mercury Vaccines; Reject Federal Narrative

New Jersey Bill Would Phase Out Mercury Vaccines; Reject Federal Narrative

TRENTON, N.J. (April 2, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New Jersey House would phase out vaccines containing mercury and push back against federal narratives on vaccinations. Representative Valerie Huttle (D-37) introduced Assembly Bill 3569 (A3569) on March 12. The legislation would phase out the use of vaccines that contain mercury over a three-year period. Under…

New Jersey Bill Would Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

New Jersey Bill Would Legalize Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

TRENTON, N.J. (Mar. 21, 2018) – A bill filed in the New Jersey Assembly would legalize marijuana, setting the foundation to nullify federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Asm. Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer) introduced Assembly Bill 3581 (A3581) on Mar. 12. The legislation would allow adults 21 or older to possess, use, purchase or…

New Jersey Bills Would Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

New Jersey Bills Would Reject Some FDA Restrictions on Terminal Patients

TRENTON, N.J. (Feb. 22, 2018) – Two bills introduced in the New Jersey state legislature would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-Middlesex) introduced Senate Bill 955 (S955) and Rep. Pamela Lampitt (D-Cherry Hill)…

New Jersey Bill Would Require Consent For Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

New Jersey Bill Would Require Consent For Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

TRENTON, N.J. (Feb. 21, 2018) – A bill filed in the New Jersey House would require public utility districts to obtain written consent from customers before installing “smart meter” technology on homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would enable New Jersey residents to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking…

Sport Betting Case Before SCOTUS has Tenth Amendment Ramifications

Sport Betting Case Before SCOTUS has Tenth Amendment Ramifications

Last week, the Supreme Court heard testimony on a case that could reinvigorate the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. Surprisingly, it’s all about football and sports betting in the State of New Jersey. The results of Governor of New Jersey v. National Collegiate Athletic Association may have consequences for a range of issues, including gun…

Christie v. NCAA: Why the Federal Government Should Back Off

Christie v. NCAA: Why the Federal Government Should Back Off

On Dec. 4, the Supreme Court will hear a case concerning the future of sports gambling in America and the limits of federal power in the country. That case is Christie v. NCAA and it could dramatically limit federal overreach when it comes to state policies relating to gambling. The case revolves around a lawsuit…

New Jersey Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Raw Milk; Important Step To Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

New Jersey Assembly Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Raw Milk; Important Step To Nullify Federal Prohibition Scheme

TRENTON, N.J. (Dec. 13, 2016) – On Monday, a New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved a bill that would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. Assemblymen John DiMiao (R-Dist. 23) introduced Assembly Bill 696 (A696) earlier this year. The legislation…

New Jersey Township Says No to HUD, Refuses Federal Funds

New Jersey Township Says No to HUD, Refuses Federal Funds

Yet another town has rejected grants covered by HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, effectively nullifying a federal program designed to gain control over local communities. Castle Rock, a city of 55,000 people in central Colorado, along with Sedgwick County, Kansas, and Douglas County, Colorado, have all recently refused funds from the federal government’s Department…