Supreme Court Decision Changes New Jersey’s Political Landscape

 

Today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 is a game changer nationally and particularly in New Jersey where teachers and government workers pay checks are dinged significantly for union dues that ends up paying seven figure salaries to union executives and for political campaigns supporting politicians who do not deliver. (More on those lying politicians next week when the NJ School Funding Formula is finalized)

SCOTUS decided, 5-4, that public sector employees cannot be forced to pay union dues or fees that support union activity.
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Posted: June 27th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Sports Betting Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision overturning the federal ban on sports betting outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Opinion in Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, et al National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al , overturns the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 and allows states to set their own rules for sport betting. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

U.S. Supreme Court staying out of pension fight is good for N.J., Moody’s says

IMG_6905 (765x1024)TRENTON — A Wall Street rating agency called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal on New Jersey’s pension contributions “credit positive” for the state. The Supreme Court late last month declined to review the case that pitted public labor unions against the Christie administration, which slashed billions of dollars in planned pension… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Pensions | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court staying out of pension fight is good for N.J., Moody’s says

Bring back Justice O’Connor

Justie Sandra Day O'ConnorThe death of Justice Antonin Scalia has already deepened the divide in American politics. Even when the president’s party controls the Senate, Supreme Court confirmations are difficult; just ask President George W. Bush about what happened with Harriet Miers. In the midst of an open-seat presidential election, and with the White House and Senate controlled by… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 16th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

LBJ’s election year SCOTUS nomination was not confirmed

Antonin_Scalia_Official_SCOTUS_PortraitJustice Antonin Scalia’s death isn’t the first time a president has faced a Supreme Court vacancy during an election year. In June 1968, just weeks after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and days after Robert Kennedy was gunned down, Chief Justice Earl Warren submitted his resignation to President Lyndon Johnson. An appointee of President Dwight… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: SCOTUS | Tags: , , , , | 12 Comments »

U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean-Power Plan – States Get Temporary Stay

President Barack Obama At least for the short term, New Jersey will not have to adopt tough new plans to curb emissions that contribute to global warming as ordered by the Obama administration. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision late Tuesday to temporarily block implementation of the Clean Power Plan, the state can hold off imposing… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 13th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Global Warming, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean-Power Plan – States Get Temporary Stay

Obama carbon emissions rule halted by Supreme Court

Obama_Climate_Change-300x142The Supreme Court halted the EPA’s major anti-global warming initiative late Tuesday evening, dealing a major blow to President Obama’s hopes of overseeing a green energy transition in his final year in office. The 5-4 decision by the court puts the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulation on hold while a lower appeals court hears states’ challenge to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 10th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Climate Change | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Obama carbon emissions rule halted by Supreme Court

Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt on labor union fees

Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court is poised to dent the political power of labor after conservative justices cast doubt Monday on public sector unions’ ability to collect fees even from workers who disagree with the union’s political or other demands. At stake are millions of labor dollars in “agency fees” that unions collect from teachers, police and other… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt on labor union fees

Same-Sex Marriage Legalized

Kissing Brides, Heather Jensen and Amy Quinn, an Asbury Park Councilwoman, celebrate their marriage shortly after midnight on October 21.  facebook photo

Kissing Brides, Heather Jensen and Amy Quinn, an Asbury Park Councilwoman, celebrate their marriage shortly after midnight on October 21.2013 facebook photo

The United States Supreme Court made history Friday when it ruled that same-sex couples can get married in all 50 states. There were two questions at hand. One, does the Constitution force states to marry same-sex couples? And two, does it require states to recognize same-sex marriages from other states? The court decided that states must… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Gay Marriage, Monmouth County, SCOTUS | Tags: , | 9 Comments »

Analysis: GOP can no longer look to court to repeal Obamacare

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WASHINGTON — It’s clear now that any overhaul of the Affordable Care Act will have to come through the political system, not the court. And repeal-minded Republicans face trouble generating a mandate for change. Republicans were hoping the court would decide against this key part of the law — and in turn give the party momentum… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: June 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Presidential Politics, SCOTUS, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »