Against the Odds, New Jersey Rejects Cooperation with Federal Sports Betting Laws

After years of duking it out in the courts, an unnecessary veto and promises of an override, Governor Christie has signed into law in New Jersey a bill ending state prohibition of sports betting.

S2460/A3711 passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature easily and received Governor Christie’s signature Friday, Oct. 17.

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Non-compliance: The Essence of Nullification

States across the country are legalizing acts that are in direct opposition to the Federal Government. Individuals discover ways around onerous regulations. Jurors rebuke laws that are against popular opinion; even secession is openly considered.

Yet, all these remedies have but one similar trait – non-compliance. The intentional defiance of such laws, regulations, or orders that people feel are unfair, immoral or unconstitutional.

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A Good First Step: California Governor Signs Anti-Surveillance Bill into Law

SACRAMENTO – California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Tuesday originally intended to deny resources to federal agencies engaging in unwarranted and illegal spying. The final version was much narrower in scope, but privacy and civil liberties advocates call the new law something to build on in 2015.

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