OPINION: Will this lawsuit finally put an end to cigarette smoke in Atlantic City casinos?

OPINION: Will this lawsuit finally put an end to cigarette smoke in Atlantic City casinos?

Article brief provided by NorthJersey.com
  • Charles Stile, NorthJersey.com
April 29, 2024 7:42 PM

It was only several weeks ago that a federal judge halted the county line ballot format on the grounds that the antiquated design was likely to be found unconstitutional.

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It was a stunning blow to the only-in-New Jersey ballot design that propped up the power of party bosses and county leaders for decades.

Now, a question looms. Will another judge — this time sitting in state court — effectively order a long-overdue reform that the Legislature has failed to deliver?

At issue is the special exemption that the Atlantic City casinos have enjoyed from the state’s ban on indoor smoking since it became law in 2006.