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The first major hole in the New Jersey law creating a legal marijuana industry has become obvious. The Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance and Marketplace Modernization Act doesn’t deal with the conflict between state legalization and federal law classifying cannabis as a Schedule I …

In 2020, New Jersey enacted an environmental justice law to help rectify the disproportionate placement of burdensome facilities in predominantly minority communities. All development in the state must meet rigorous environmental regulations, but that can still leave the odors, unsightliness…

State officials weren’t prepared to respond to the pandemic that dropped like a bomb on New Jersey and New York in early 2020. That’s understandable, since nothing like it had happened for a century and the world had completely changed since then.

Many news stories stress that our ecosystems are under assault by Burmese pythons and Asian carp. This leads people to conclude that it is the less charismatic fauna such as reptiles and fish that are the most threatening of invasive species. Proposed amendments to the Lacey Act that the U.S. House passed Feb. 4 seem to perpetuate this narrative, with a proposed ban on all exotic animal ...

If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as the recently leaked draft opinion suggests, arguments over how to regulate abortion will move from the courts to the legislatures, in Washington and 50 state capitals. Many critics of the decision, and even some of its defenders — I find myself in both camps — say this is where the debate belongs. I wish I could agree. But I am not optimistic that ...

The expected Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade is an affirmation of America's beleaguered federalist system. If the final opinion from the court mirrors the leaked draft, the court will be making a clear statement: States matter. The justices, if the draft holds, found no constitutional support for Roe's declaration that abortion is a fundamental right. That makes it a statutory ...

Purging closets bursting with hideous ties reminded me of how difficult it is to “gift” a father with something of value on Father’s Day. I had a very close relationship with my father and both grandfathers, who supported and protected me always. Fatherly and grandfatherly support is a profound gift for any daughter or granddaughter. I am eternally grateful for these mentors and wish their ...

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