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N.J.’s Top Court Broadens Ban to Include Exit Interviews at Polls

The Star-Ledger

October 01, 2009

According to this article, “State laws banning electioneering at polling places also apply to groups trying to educate voters about their rights and media conducting exit interviews, the state Supreme Court ruled [on September 30, 2009].” The article also states, “Peter G. Verniero, a retired state Supreme Court justice and former attorney general, said the decision may come as a surprise to those who follow the court.” “The court strictly enforced the statute, running contrary to the notion advanced by some that the justices do not sufficiently respect the elected branches,” Verniero said. “Also, the decision was unanimous, suggesting that labeling judges as either ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative’ is not always an accurate predictor of judicial decision-making.”