Analysis

New NJ Gov. Poised To Pit State's Legal Muscle Against Trump

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 8:17 PM EST) -- With the election of a new, Democratic governor, New Jersey will likely join California, New York and other states where attorneys general are actively challenging Trump administration policies on the environment, immigration and health care, experts say.

Phil Murphy, a former Wall Street executive who has never held public office, handily defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno on Tuesday in the race to succeed two-term Republican Gov. Chris Christie. On the campaign trail, Murphy was an outspoken critic of controversial measures advanced by President Donald Trump and...
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