New NJ AG Asks Court To Allow Governor's Special Election

Law360, New York (June 11, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT) -- New Jersey’s acting attorney general on Tuesday asked the state’s appellate court to deny a lawsuit filed last week to derail Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to hold a special October election to fill a U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg.

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman filed a response to the suit during his second day on the job after being tapped to replace Jeffrey Chiesa, who Christie appointed to Lautenberg’s Senate seat. Hoffman’s response said the challenge against Christie’s right...
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