New Jersey Constitutionally declared a shithole…

Posted on Sunday, March 15th, 2009 at 11:40 am.

Not to bombard everyone too much with the content of my Constitutional Law class, but I couldn’t help but think of certain New Jersey-residing individuals when I read this case where the Supreme Court declares that the Constitution mandates New Jersey to be the nation’s landfill…

It seems that in the 1970’s New Jersey got tired of having other states use its landfills, and so passed a law that only New Jersey garbage could go to New Jersey, and that NY and PA garbage could no longer enter the state.

The Supreme Court ruled:
“The New Jersey law blocks the importation of garbage in an obvious effort to saddle those outside the State with the entire burden of slowing the flow of refuse into New Jersey’s remaining landfill sites. That legislative effort is clearly impermissible under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.”

So… New Jersey is officially, under the Constitution of the United States, the garbage bin of America.

2 comments to “New Jersey Constitutionally declared a shithole…”

  1. Comment by Mike:

    God damn it, Dan. You just had to…

  2. Comment by Kevin:

    Wow, maybe this is where the total lack of respect for Jersey stems from…all the way from the courts.

    Good to know law school is teaching you well Dan.

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