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 »

Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

TRENTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday gave new hope to New Jersey’s years-long effort to legalize sports betting — and to the prospect that such wagering could soon be allowed throughout the country under incoming President Donald Trump. In an unexpected move, the nation’s highest court delayed issuing a decision on whether it will… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 17th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Horse Racing Industry, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?

N.J. makes another pitch to get Supreme Court to allow sports betting

New Jersey’s chances of getting the U.S. Supreme Court to consider its effort to legalize sports gambling hinge on how a bedrock constitutional principle is applied. The state argued in briefs this week that the federal government is barred from forcing states to repeal or reinstate their own laws. It’s an issue at the heart of… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 29th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Sport Betting | Tags: , , , , | 2 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 »

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

N.J. public unions defend mandatory dues challenged in U.S. Supreme Court

assetContent (42)TRENTON — New Jersey’s public labor union leaders say they are intently watching a case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that could strike down compulsory membership dues and threaten how they are funded. The outcome is of major consequence in the Garden State and about 20 other states where public workers are required to… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. public unions defend mandatory dues challenged in U.S. Supreme Court

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 »