NJ Court Backs Gov. Christie's Special Senate Election

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 9:19 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate panel on Thursday rejected a constitutional challenge to Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to hold a special October election to fill late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s seat, saying Christie has broad discretion to set the election.

A three-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division ruled late Thursday on an emergent motion to block Christie’s planned Oct. 16 election to fill Lautenberg's Senate seat. The panel said the court is only free to involve itself in gubernatorial decisions in cases...
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