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Christie Nominates David Bauman to NJ Supreme Court

2-29-16
Gov. Christie has nominated Judge David Bauman to fill a long-vacant position as Associate Justice of the State Supreme Court.
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Toms River to Enact Ban on Door-to-Door Canvassing By Realtors

2-25-16
Because of an increase in unwanted solicitations from people wanting residents to sell their homes, Toms River is banning realtors from knocking on doors.
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J&J Ordered to Pay $72M to Ovarian Cancer Victim’s Family

2-25-16
A jury in Missouri ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer because it found the company knew of talcum powder's risks but failed to warn customers.
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St. Peter’s University Hosts Gun Control Debate

2-24-16
The Guarini Institute of Government and Leadership at St. Peter’s University held an event where advocates of tighter gun control laws and those supporting more gun owner rights expressed their views.
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GOP Lawmakers Call for Discretion in Gun Cases

2-23-16
Assemblymen Jon Bramnick and Declan O'Scanlon are calling for giving prosecutors discretion in gun cases instead of imposing mandatory sentences for people who have made a mistake.
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Former NJ Justice Peter Verniero Discusses Antonin Scalia’s Legacy

2-19-16
Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Peter Verniero discusses his interactions with the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his lasting legacy in American law.
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Apple Objects to FBI’s Request for Software to Bypass iPhone Security

2-18-16
The FBI has asked Apple to create software to bypass the iPhone security feature that wipes clean stored data after more than 10 attempts to hack the password. Apple says that could be dangerous in the wrong hands.
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Evaluating Prisoner Re-entry Program

2-18-16
Lawmakers heard about the benefits of a program that helps people get housing and employment after being released from jail.
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Senate President Sweeney: Atlantic City Should Have Given Us a Plan

2-18-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney discusses the new set of Atlantic City intervention bills that Mayor Don Guardian and AC council members have vehemently opposed.
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Standstill Following Gov. Christie’s Budget Address

2-17-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney wants Gov. Christie to join the conversation on phasing out the estate and retirement income tax instead of waiting for Democratic proposals that can become "political footballs".