Thursday, March 17, 2011

NJ Attorney General files final lower court response

You can read it HERE.

The New Jersey AG continues to argue that the Second Amendment only protects the right to keep and bear arms inside our homes and that the gun laws of New Jersey are there to protect the public from law abiding citizens who would carry.

It's mind boggling how an educated legal mind cannot grasp the basic concept that legally armed citizens LOWER crime, and that the public benefits from the good guys having guns to keep the bad guys from using theirs.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous07:58

    Paula T. Dow was appointed by Chris Christie.
    Keep this in mind when you feel yourself getting excited when The Fat Man speaks.


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Paula T. Dow

    58th New Jersey Attorney General
    Assumed office
    January 18, 2010
    Governor Chris Christie
    Preceded by Anne Milgram
    Essex County, New Jersey Prosecutor
    In office
    June 30, 2005 – January 18, 2010
    Preceded by Donald Campolo (Acting)
    Succeeded by Robert D. Laurino (Acting)
    Political party Democratic
    Residence Maplewood, New Jersey
    Alma mater Franklin & Marshall College (B.A.)
    University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D.)
    Profession Lawyer

    Paula T. Dow (born 1955) is the 58th and current Attorney General of New Jersey, appointed by incoming Governor Chris Christie. Her nomination to a full term was confirmed by the New Jersey Senate in February 2010. She is the first African American woman to be attorney general in state history.[1]
    [edit] Biography

    Dow was raised in Yeadon, Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia.[1] She graduated from Franklin & Marshall College with a B.A. degree in 1977. In 1978 she worked as a summer associate for the Camden law firm Tomar, Parks, Seliger, Simonoff & Adourian. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1980. From 1980 to 1987 she worked as a lawyer for Exxon in Texas, New Jersey and New York, advising on environmental and labor issues.[2]

    Dow joined the office of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in 1987, working in the Civil Division until 1994. She then moved to the office of the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, working there from 1994 to 2003. From 2002 to 2003 she served as counsel to U.S. Attorney Chris Christie.[1]

    In 2003, Dow was nominated by Governor Jim McGreevey to be Essex County Prosecutor. She was opposed by some local leaders, such as Newark Mayor Sharpe James. State senators from Essex County blocked her confirmation, saying that they had not been consulted by McGreevey on the appointment.[1] After serving as Acting Prosecutor for two years, she was sworn in as Prosecutor in June 2005 by Governor Richard Codey.[3]

    On December 15, 2009, in his first cabinet announcement, then-Governor-elect Chris Christie nominated Dow as Attorney General of New Jersey.[1] She became Acting Attorney General on January 19, 2010. On February 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved her nomination to a full term.[4][5] The full Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination on February 22, and she was sworn in the following day.[6][7]

    Dow lives in Maplewood and is a single mother of two.[1]