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U.S. Senate Democrats urge ‘bold action’ by Biden on abortion rights

BY: - June 27, 2022

A letter signed by 33 Senate Democrats called on President Biden “to use the full force of the federal government to protect abortion access in the United States.”

Courts must do more to ensure defendants’ right to speedy trial, N.J. Supreme Court says

BY: - June 27, 2022

COVID restrictions and judicial vacancies are leading to yearslong trial delays, with defendants' liberty at stake, the chief justice warns

Eight months after launch, fund for immigrant workers has doled out more than $30 million

BY: - June 27, 2022

Progressive groups and immigrant activists have called on the governor to allocate $1 billion for immigrants and their families excluded from federal pandemic aid.

Protests and legislative pressure expected as N.J. prepares for fallout of abortion ruling

BY: and - June 24, 2022

As New Jersey's pro-life community celebrated the fall of Roe v. Wade, abortion rights activists vowed to fight for expanded access.

Congress sends Biden historic gun safety legislation, with GOP support

BY: - June 24, 2022

Congress on Friday cleared the most comprehensive federal gun safety legislation in nearly 30 years

N.J. officials expect surge in requests for concealed carry permits

BY: - June 24, 2022

Gov. Phil Murphy vowed to push for legislation to ban guns from "sensitive places" after the Supreme Court weakened N.J.'s concealed carry law.

Congress roiled by U.S. Supreme Court decision revoking abortion rights

BY: - June 24, 2022

The party-line reaction to Friday's decision hints at how lawmakers will approach abortion as the issue moves away from the courts.

U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

BY: - June 24, 2022

The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion, the court's majority wrote in an opinion that will lead to new abortion restrictions and bans in multiple states.

‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

BY: - June 24, 2022

Former acting Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue testified that Donald Trump told him after Trump lost the 2020 presidential race to “just say the election was corrupt and leave the rest to me and Republican congressmen."

Democrats advance new gun restrictions over objections about constitutionality

BY: - June 24, 2022

A Republican on the Senate panel hearing a group of gun control bills said Democrats should pause and consider their constitutionality.

New Jersey officials fear more gun violence after Supreme Court ruling

BY: - June 23, 2022

For a century, New Jerseyans had to prove a "justifiable need" to carry a gun outside their home. A federal ruling has overturned that law.

Campaign finance reform bill would double donor limits

BY: - June 23, 2022

The bill is intended to lessen the influence of so-called dark money groups and increase transparency in campaign finance reporting.