NJ High Court Rejects Special Election Challenge

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a constitutional challenge against Gov. Chris Christie's planned October special election to fill late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg's seat, issuing its order one week after an appeals court rejected the case.

In a one-page order, the high court said it wouldn't grant a petition for certification in the case — which said the plan oversteps Christie's gubernatorial power and will cause voter confusion — after reviewing briefs filed by opponents and proponents of the special election, which will occur 20 days before the Nov. 5 general election.

“The petition for certification is denied,...

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