The owners of Atilis Gym Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court For The District Of New Jersey on Tuesday against New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, State Police Superintendent Patrick Callahan and Commissioner of the Department of Health Judith Persichilli. The suit filed by The Mermigis Law Group claims Muprhy’s order “bestows unbridled authority” to Callahan for enforcing emergency restrictions. It also said of the essential businesses allowed to remain open that “the classification was not reasonable or rational and was arbitrary and random without any data and therefore a denial of due process”. The suit quotes Murphy’s recent claim “the Bill of Rights is above my pay grade. I wasn’t thinking about the Bill of Rights when we did this”. A copy of the complaint can be found here.
On Tuesday Cape May County became the second county to file a lawsuit against New Jersey Attorney General Grewal’s office over his 2018 Immigrant Trust Directive. The suit filed by Cape May County Sheriff Robert Nolan challenges the constitutionality of the directive and seeks declaratory and injunctive relief from the court that would prevent the Attorney General from enforcing the terms of his directive.
After voting in July to file a federal lawsuit against Governor Murphy’s administration over the Immigrant Trust Directive that prohibits state, county and local law enforcement agencies from cooperating with ICE in New Jersey the Ocean County Board of Freeholders filed the lawsuit against Attorney General Grewal and his office. The Board of Freeholders is seeking a declaration that Grewal’s Immigrant Trust Directive exceeds the lawful scope of his authority and is preempted by the federal government’s exclusive authority to regulate and enforce immigration laws. It also seeks a declaration that the attorney general lacks authority to regulate the county’s sharing of inmate information with law enforcement agencies.
Eleven days ago we reported that New Jersey had joined a lawsuit against the trump Administration over the President’s public charge immigration rule. At the time we pointed out that New Jersey had been involved in seven law suits against the U.S. government and/or the Trump Administration in seven months and asked the question when will Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal stop using our tax dollars in their political war against Washington? Yesterday we were given our answer when New Jersey joined the eighth lawsuit against Washington in seven months.
Unfortunately we find ourselves reporting far too often that New Jersey has joined a lawsuit against the Trump Administration. In February New Jersey joined a lawsuit filed against the Trump Administration to block the President’s emergency declaration to build a wall at our southern border. In March New Jersey joined a lawsuit over a regulatory opinion issued by the Trump administration regarding online gaming. In April New Jersey joined a lawsuit over the Administration’s decision to ease restrictions on power plants. In June New Jersey joined a lawsuit against the Trump Administration regarding children being separated from their illegal immigrant parents at the southern border. In July New Jersey joined a lawsuit claiming that the federal government does not adequately regulate asbestos. Also in July New Jersey sued the IRS and Treasury Department over the SALT deduction cap. This week New Jersey has joined a lawsuit against the trump administration over the President’s public charge immigration rule (a change that will save American tax payers $2.27 billion a year in public assistance to immigrants). That is seven lawsuits against the government in seven months begging the question when will Governor Murphy and Attorney General Grewal stop using our tax dollars in their political war against Washington?
Governor Murphy and his appointed Attorney General Grewal announced on Wednesday that New Jersey has joined New York and Connecticut in filing a federal lawsuit against the IRS over the $10,000 SALT deduction cap. “We’re challenging that rule as unlawful, as a violation of our federal tax code, and we’re asking the federal court in New York to strike it down,” Grewal said. When you dig into it this is just another example of Murphy using our tax resources in his war against the Trump Administration
This blog and failed Pennsauken Township Committee and Camden County Freeholder candidate Vincent Squire have a long history. I’ve attempted to interview Squire for this blog several times and have fact checked many of his statements. What have I gotten in return? The police called multiple times, served with a fake lawsuit and frivolous criminal charges filed against me. Thankfully the Court was able to see through the frivolous charges and the man who filed them, We’ve written about Squire and his criminal hisotry, foreclosed home, lies and all of the rest several times before. Now there is a new twist.