NJ Law Lets Gov. Call Special Elections, AG Tells High Court

Law360, New York (June 18, 2013, 8:13 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's attorney general on Tuesday urged the state's Supreme Court to block a challenge to Gov. Chris Christie's planned special election, saying the opposition relied on erroneous interpretations of election statutes and speculative worst-case-scenarios for which the state has contingency plans.

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman filed a brief with the high court in response to an appeal by three citizen plaintiffs who argue Christie's plan to have two separate elections overreaches his gubernatorial power, is a poor use of state funds and will...
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