New Jersey

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…