New Jersey Supreme Court accepts recall case

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April 30, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

TRENTON, New Jersey: The New Jersey Supreme Court on April 28, 2010 accepted a case filed by The Committee to Recall Robert Menendez from the Office of U.S. Senator. This means the state's highest court will determine if a member of the United States Senate can be recalled under New Jersey law.

In what will be considered the first ever major court test for the New Jersey Uniform Recall Law, the Supreme Court must decide if a article from the U.S. Constitution that exempts Senators from recall could trump state law.

The New Jersey Supreme Court wrote in its ruling accepting the case: "the Supreme Court must resolve the constitutionality of New Jersey's recall provisions now in order to avoid real harm to the state, Senator Menendez, and the citizens of New Jersey."

Oral arguments will be heard on May 25, 2010[1].

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