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Monday, September 29, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

To Do Tonight in Cape May!

Frank Bey is playing at Natali Vineyards tonight. For those of 

you who don't know who he is, he is an amazing blues artist 


who has toured with Otis Redding. There will also be a few 


local vendors and artists there as well. 



Buy local!!! 



Enjoy the wonderful wines and fabulous 


music!!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Couple of good blog posts for you

Just follow the links in the tweets...



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cape May #2 Beach in Country!




Sunday, July 20, 2014

Newest Cape May Webcams

The newest Cape May webcams are here: http://attheshore.com/livecam-cape-may-cove-ligh-house-view

There are three different cameras filming the Cove area from different angles. Just check out the link for all the cameras. Very cool.

Monday, July 14, 2014

St. Mary's by the Sea

My youngest daughter and I visited St. Mary's By the Sea in Cape May Point earlier this summer.  We attended daily Mass on a Monday morning, and I recommend that you too visit for Mass if you have the time.  The Mass schedule is not online but I believe they have daily Mass at 8am for the public during the summer (please call and doublecheck).  This retirement home reminds me of the Chalfonte in the way it reflects a building from another time in Cape May's history, before modern amenities took over the tourism industry. Definitely worth a visit.
Just be respectful and quiet!
The views are spectacular.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Fish Story You Won't Believe

A Fishy Federal Prosecution
Last week, I had the opportunity to file a friend of the court legal brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of commercial fishermen throughout the country, including those involved in the local Cape May commercial fishing industry represented by the Garden State Seafood Association.  In the case, we speak up for a Florida-based commercial fisherman who found himself facing a federal prosecution for white-collar crime, based on three undersized fish the fisherman caught in the Gulf of Mexico. I thought this prosecution was both unfair and unconstitutional, and I am blessed to have had the opportunity to explain to the Supreme Court why I thought so.  I am grateful to Pacific Legal Foundation, and the six commercial fishing associations, including the Garden State Seafood Association, that allowed me to represent them on this legal brief.

You can read the legal brief here, you can read the fisherman's story here, and you can read my other, more detailed blogpost about this work at my employer's blog right here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Love the Re-Born Two Mile Landing!


Last week I had the opportunity to visit the newly re-born (well, by about a year) Two Mile Landing and Crab House Restaurant. If you don't know Two Mile Landing, you should! It's located on Ocean Drive between Cape May and Wildwood Crest.  From Cape May, you should drive over the main bridge and then hang a right on Ocean Drive at the light (before the Parkway).  Drive past the fisheries, etc., cross the Ocean Drive bridge (it's free going to Wildwood, $1.50 coming back) and then Two Mile Landing is on your left.  My family and I regularly visited Two Mile Landing many years ago, but it had been at least two decades since we last visited. I'm glad it's back and re-opened after it shut down several years ago, and I'm glad my family has begun visiting again!





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Experiencing a Little Water & Life - and A Great Massage -- at Aquavie Cape May!

You're on Vacation! Check out Aquavie & Discover How to Relax!

Over the five-plus years of this blog, I have shared my love for Cape May institutions old and new, including the old like the Chalfonte Hotel and the Christian Admiral, and the new like the Beach Shack and McGlade's on the Beach.  Well now, I'd like to share my latest new Cape May love: Aquavie Cape May Day Spa. You will find Aquavie Cape May - a day spa with treats for both the woman and the man - at an east Cape May Institution: La Mer Inn. And what a find! If you're staying closer to town, then Aquavie Day Spa is well worth the trip--as my wife and I found out this weekend. Let me tell you why.

This incredible spa offers a full menu of day spa therapies and services to relax your mind and rejuvenate your body.  The spa's advertising promises that from the moment you walk in, you will be welcomed by the friendly staff and a calm, soothing atmosphere.  I can say firsthand that this is true.  When my wife and I arrived, Helene (photo below, on the right) greeted us and welcomed us as if we had known her for years. She told us about the services that Aquavie offers, including a bridal package, girls' weekend getaway package, an incredible variety of massages, aromatherapy, facials, nails, and even a champagne and rose pedicure.



Kate & Helene - the best!!
We had asked for a couples massage, and if there are other services are as nice as the couples massage (which I'm sure they are), then you are in for a real treat.  Helene and her associate, Kate, led us to a peaceful dimly-lit room with soft music playing and candles burning. They then proceeded to give us the best 90-minute(!) massage I have ever had.  Five minutes into the massage, I could feel the stress melting away. 55 minutes into the massage, I could feel myself melting away!  It was that good. My wife loved it and wants to know when we're going back!


Another great thing about Aquavie is its fair prices.  Unlike some of its competitors closer to town, Aquavie is very reasonably-priced, particularly when you consider the quality of Aquavie's services. I doubt you'll find a better massage on Cape Island. I hope you'll give Aquavie Cape May Day Spa a chance. If you do, then please make sure to tell them the CapeMayBlogger sent you!





Monday, June 23, 2014

It's Summer Time & Cape May is ... Cape May!


I'm spending a few days here before heading back to work and then returning for the Fourth of July festivities.  That photo above was taken yesterday but today looks just as beautiful. Absolutely no humidity! If you can find a way down, I recommend it!

Later today I hope to have a nice blog post about Aquavie Cape May, a new spa that you'll find located at La Mer Inn.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!


Here's my pop w/four of his grandchildren (the 4 that are mine) at the Millers' Favorite miniature golf course in the world: Ocean Putt!

Happy Father's Day to All the Dads out there!


Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Webcams!

There are three new live webcams in Cape May.

Click this link and scroll to bottom for all three cameras: http://attheshore.com/livecam-cape-may-cove

These cameras are all positioned on top of the Cove Restaurant. Very cool.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday is "Sign of the Day" Day

Every few years I start a "Sign of the Day" series.  So let's start that again.  And to kick it off, I'll go a little crazy and post a bunch of photos of favorite places in town.







Monday, May 26, 2014

Five Years Ago Today

The sun dawned on a new Cape May blog five years ago today.

Five years ago today, I started this little Cape May blog.  I think the internet under-served fans of Cape May back then.  We had CapeMay.Com, and CapeMayTimes.Com, but neither of these websites updated regularly at that time (other than a photo of the day feature that CapeMay.Com published (and continues to published)). Cape May Star & Wave's internet presence was inexplicably awful (still the case today although the recent hiring of Jack Fichter is promising). Exit Zero had little consistent internet presence (again, despite fits and starts on the internet and a surprising merchandising ability, EZ's inconsistent internet presence is still the case today). There were writers who focused on the Jersey Shore, but nobody on the 'net spent time on Cape May each and every day.

For years -- really, for about the eleven years preceding the introduction of the blog -- I found myself searching the internet each morning for new Cape May news.  I am addicted to #CapeMay news. I don't know why. But it's better than being addicted to alcohol or drugs. It's fairly harmless.

So after thinking about it for quite a while, I started a blog with the intent to fill that daily Cape May internet hole. I didn't have delusions of grandeur. I knew I wasn't going to replace the main sources of Cape May news (the Atlantic City Press being the most consistent source of good Cape May news). But I thought that other Cape May obsessives had to be looking for news every day online.

And I was right. I slowly and steadily built an audience, to where by July 4th 2011 I received hundreds of hits a day looking for Cape May scheduling news. I also gave my opinion on the news of the day, and that caught the eye of the editor of Exit Zero.  So I took my blog and started blogging at Exit Zero.  And then wrote a few columns for Exit Zero, to boot.  I even got a mention in New Jersey Magazine's feature on Cape May a few summers ago.

But over these same five years, social media took off. Facebook existed in 2009, but the "Facebook Group" didn't take off until 2012 or so.  The Facebook group "Cool Cape May" is a great source for continually-updating Cape May news. And that group, as good as it is, pales in comparison to the Godzilla of social media.  The Godzilla known as Twitter.

I love Twitter. I know many people don't understand it, but I get my news from Twitter. If something big is going on in the world, it will hit my Twitter stream. And if there's something big going on in the worlds of my interests (the law and Cape May), then I'll find out from Twitter, as well.

And Twitter has made me CapeMay friends in a way that the blog did not. I made a few new friends with the blog, no doubt. But I've met people that I got to know electronically through twitter (hello, @CookeCapeMay!), and I've made relationships that go beyond the 0s and 1s that make up the digital world.   I hope to set up a Cape-May-centric TweetUp for this July, & meet some more members of the Cape May twitter-verse.

So five years on, you will still find me updating my Cape May Blog, although perhaps not as often and as regularly as I did a few years ago. I will still update it - and perhaps even bring back the weekly "sign of the day" feature, or little things like that to make the visit worthwhile. But in the meantime, I encourage you to follow me on Twitter - @capemayblogger - for the latest and greatest in Cape May news.  More often than not, I may not break the news, but I'll re-tweet the news before you see it somewhere else.  And I'll try to give you my own little spin on that news, as well.

Last but not least, below you're find my first blog post five years ago.  Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll stick around for the next five years!

If you've landed here, it means you and I share an interest -- Cape May. If you know me, you might strike the word "interest" and insert "obsession." I can't argue with that. I'm going to use this blog to highlight the places on the internet where you can address that Cape May obsession, and often learn something in the process. I may also use it to share a photo, or a story or two.

Above you will see the sun rising adjecent to the old World War II Lookout Tower that has just been retrofitted for tourism. That photo pre-dates the recent fix-up that took place. Yes, the Tower is in Cape May Point. I will not make distinctions between Cape May, Cape May Point, West Cape May, etc., for purposes of this blog. I may note that the location or site featured is not in Cape May proper, but Cape May is as much a state of mind as a place.

Anyway, in case you don't know, there's a story below (written by Susan Tischler of CapeMay.com, more about that site and that great writer later) about the "new" Lookout Tower that is obviously quite old. I have driven, walked, and ridden my bike past it many times, and it's fun to know that now I can check it out up close and personal.

And again, Welcome! 
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Fire Control Tower No. 23 Grand Opening
By Susan Tischler • May 20th, 2009 • Category: Look at This
Grand Opening Ceremony for the World War II Lookout Tower

Lower Township - The Grand Opening Ceremony for the World War II Lookout Tower (Fire Control Tower No. 23) was held Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. Local World War II veterans were present and honored. A dove release was made to honor their service to our country. Dignitaries included Freeholder Leonard Desiderio, Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblymen Nelson Albano and Matt Milam, representatives from the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) and those involved with the restoration project.

Fire Control Tower No. 23 was part of the immense Harbor Defense of the Delaware system known as Fort Miles. Built in 1942, the tower was one of fifteen concrete lookout towers that helped aim batteries of coastal artillery, stretching from North Wildwood, N.J. to Bethany Beach, DE. Four were in Cape May County, N.J.-the towers located in North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest were torn down and a third tower is located inside Cape May’s Grand Hotel, Beach and Philadelphia avenues.
With the Tower restored, visitors can climb to the sixth floor observation platform at the top and see equipment used to determine firing coordinates for massive guns on both sides of the Delaware Bay. Each level of the tower includes interpretive panels and photos that explain the tower’s function, as well as Cape May’s important role in homeland defense during World War II. The third level of the tower is dedicated to the brave men and women from the Cape May area who served during World War II and contains the “Wall of Honor” as well as “Cape May’s World War II Honor Roll.”
The World War II Lookout Tower is located on Sunset Boulevard in Lower Township near Cape May Point. The tower is open to the public daily; times vary.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day 2014

An awful, despicable disease named ALS took my Mom five years ago on July 1, 2009. Five years yet it seems like a different lifetime, while also seeming like it was yesterday.  Mo, as her many friends called her, loved few things as much as her six grandchildren in the photo above sitting either on her lap or with her (four of whom are my children!).  She loved Cape May almost as much as those grandchildren, and I am so thankful that God gave her enough time on Earth to impart that love for Cape May to those grandchildren.  If you look hard enough, you should recognize that this is the bench in front of the Merion Inn in the photo.  She loved the Merion Inn.



If I mention any Cape May restaurant and Mo, then I would be remiss if I didn't also mention her absolute favorite -- McGlade's.  She pretty much had breakfast here every morning when in town, and here she is with my four children at this breakfast institution in the summer of 2008.

I miss you Mom.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

St. Mary's by the Sea



So I don't know how I've missed this 'til now, but St. Mary's by the Sea has a website.  The website includes a kind of blog called Ponderings, a history of the home, a calendar of activities, and more.  Give it a look!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Terrorism Exercise in Cape May

Terrorism Exercise in Cape May: U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May and emergency personnel from the City of Cape May, conducted a terrorism simulation exercise at the training center, to better prepare in the event of an actual event. The center staged a simulated car bomb attack on the center's dining facility.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Check out "Cape May Ablaze" at the Physick Estate, starting today!

Carriage House Gallery Exhibits
Throughout the year, the Carriage House Gallery is home to changing exhibits that bring history to life. Visit scenes from the Victorian era or explore Cape May’s African American heritage; reminisce on years past or become a kid again when the Gallery turns into a holiday wonderland.

ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY IS FREE
The Carriage House Gallery is fully accessible
For information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278

CAPE MAY ABLAZE
APRIL 25-OCT. 14
From the beginning, fire has shaped Cape May more than any other force, natural or manmade. Even today, fire continues to be the bane of Cape May, a National Historic Landmark filled with hundreds of restored Colonial and Victorian buildings. Exhibit curator Ben Miller, author of Exit Zero's best-selling book, The First Resort, takes visitors on a journey through Cape May's fiery past in this must-see exhibit that includes an authentic 1924 Model T fire truck. 
Sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good Review for Tisha's Restaurant


Monday, April 21, 2014

Film of the Concrete Ship - 1927 - "For Those In Peril" (1927)

The Concrete Ship - a/k/a Atlantus - in 1927. This film is from a British archive.  This is the same ship you see at the end of Sunset Boulevard at Sunset Beach. WOW.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Are Cape May Beach Tags Freely Transferable? Let's Read the Law and Find Out!


Exit Zero - the free bi-weekly newspaper in Cape May - published one of my articles earlier this year about this history of beach tags in Cape May.  I expressed the opinion in the article that at this time, based on a state environmental regulation, beach tags are freely transferable at the discretion of the tag holder and the City of Cape May cannot penalize you for sharing - or transferring - a seasonal, weekly, or 3-day beach tag that was properly obtained originally from the City.  I understand the City may disagree with my opinion.  For what it's worth, here is the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulation that in my opinion applies (scroll down to subsection (y)(5):

(y) A fee for use of bathing and recreational facilities and safeguards, such as lifeguards, toilets, 
showers, and parking, at publicly or privately owned beach or waterfront areas, may be charged in accordance with (y)1 through 6 below. However, no fees shall be charged solely for access to or use of tidal waterways and their shores. The fee schedule and documentation of compliance with this paragraph shall be submitted to the Department by the permittee and its successors in title and interest upon request. 

1. Fees shall be no greater than that which is required to operate and maintain the facility, taking 
into consideration basic support amenities provided, such as lifeguards, restroom/shower facilities 
and trash pickup. This requirement applies to facilities and services directly associated with using the tidal waterways and their shores and does not apply to additional amenities such as cabanas, pools, or restaurants; 

2. Fees shall not discriminate between residents and non-residents or on any other basis, except as allowed by this rule or other law; 

3. Fees shall not be charged for children under the age of 12 years; 

4. Badges or passes must be available for sale at times and places that are reasonably convenient 
for the public. Badges and passes shall be offered for sale in person at the beach or waterfront area during the hours that the beach is staffed. In addition, if the entity that owns or operates the beach or waterfront area offers private memberships, public badges or passes must be offered for sale to the public in the same manner, times and places as private memberships; 

5. Weekly, monthly or seasonal badges or passes shall be transferable at the discretion of the badge or pass holder; and 

6. Public access to and use of tidal waterways and their shores may not be conditioned upon 
providing identification or signing or otherwise agreeing to any waiver or similar disclaimer of rights. 

You can find this regulation online at this link:
 N.J. Admin. Code tit. 7, 7:7E-8.11(y)(5). - you will have to scroll down to page 220 of this link to find the proper subsection (the one I bolded above).

The City of Cape May apparently relies upon its relevant local ordinance, which reads:

§ 158-8.    Regulations for beach tags.

The following rules and regulations are hereby established, and it shall be unlawful to violate any of the rules and regulations or those subsequently adopted resolutions, during the bathing season or at other times if specifically provided for:
A.    No privilege, right, badge, permit or other evidence to use the beaches of the City, issued to or to be issued upon payment of any of the fees provided for by this article, shall be sold, leased or otherwise transferred to any person or entity by any one other than the City or its duly authorized representatives. However, daily beach tags as provided for in § 158-3E may be transferred from person to person, provided no special or separate charge is made for such transfer or use. Specifically, the City or its duly authorized representatives shall be the sole and exclusive vendor and/or lessor of the privileges, rights, badges or permits, as it is hereby deemed unlawful for any person or entity to purchase or lease the badges from any one other than the City or its duly authorized representatives.


Now, as you can see, the City ordinance appears to conflict with the State of New Jersey regulation.  

I would invite you to review your civics education and try and answer this question: Does a local ordinance trump a state regulation that was implemented pursuant to a state statute passed by the state legislature?
In a card game between the city council and the state legislature, who are you putting your money on?

Please do not hesitate to share your opinion below in the comments, or in an email if you prefer.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cool Cape May, The Light of Asia, and South Cape May


Ben Miller, Cape May historian (and no relation) shared the above photo of South Cape May yesterday on the "Cool Cape May" Facebook page.  Cool Cape May is the best facebook group for anyone who wants to learn about the history of Cape May and its surrounding areas; I recommend joining the site. Most of what you see in this photo is now underwater just off The Cove beach, having washed away during the 1940s because of storms.  If you look closely in the middle of the photo, you can see "The Light of Asia," an 'elephant' that was built in South Cape May that is a sort-of sister to "Lucy the Elephant" up in Margate.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

You May Never Look at the Cove the Same Way Again

As you know, Sports Illustrated visited Cape May and other points on the Jersey shore last year and featured these shore points in this year's swimsuit issue. But this video, posted yesterday, features nearly three minutes of Cape May as seen during the photo shoots all over town. You will see the Merry Widow, the Cove, lifeguards for the ladies, and a number of other Cape May haunts.  Worth watching.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Nice Write-Up for McGlade's


Monday, April 7, 2014

Rest in Peace, Mickey Rooney

Rest in Peace, Mickey Rooney
I understand Mickey Rooney has passed.
We have lost Shirley Temple and
Mickey Rooney in one year.  Hard to
believe. Mickey had his brush
with Cape May County eight
years ago when he
hosted the Ocean City
Doo Dah Parade.


Here's how the
CapeMayTimes.Com covered it:

Mickey Rooney is Grand Marshal of Ocean City's Doo Dah Parade







I am glad that the makers of the Muppets movie saw fit to include Mickey in the scene that makes the movie: "Life is a Happy Song," when they re-booted the franchise a few years ago. My children will know they saw one of the true kings of the motion picture industry, and they saw him sing a piece of a song that really reflected the way he seemed to look at life. Life is a happy song, indeed. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dog Park To Close for Environmental Remediation

The Cape May Gazette reports that the dog park on Lafayette to close for two years.   Good to see the property being cleaned up. Gives me an excuse to post a cute dog photo in Cape May at Higbees:


Photo credit to a website that appears to no longer be working. If bringfidodotcom is working and you are familiar with its owner, just comment and I'll link to the correct page. 




Friday, April 4, 2014

Betting on New Jersey

Indulge me today as I try something a bit different. This post is about the Jersey shore, gambling, federal law, freedom, silly laws, Governor Christie, and Atlantic City.  After you read the blog post, please leave me a comment and let me know if you found this piece interesting.  Thanks!



Unless you live under a rock, you know that we are in the midst of “March Madness.” “March Madness” does not refer to how most New Jerseyans feel after this last winter. Rather, it is a term coined in Illinois to describe high school basketball and then made ubiquitous when legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger made it his own as it relates to big-time college basketball. “March Madness” describes the NCAA College Basketball tournament that dominates the sports world for the better part of March and into the first week of April each year.

Madness, depending on your perspective, may also describe the federal government’s decision to make sports gambling illegal throughout this fair land . . . except for in Nevada, Oregon, Montana, and Delaware. I understand that some of you may partake in a little illicit gambling on the NCAA tournament each year. You know who you are. And although the government typically looks the other way regarding these pools (or considers them not illegal gambling for a variety of reasons), the fact remains that for the most part sports gambling is prohibited everywhere in the United States except for those four states listed above – most notably Nevada – and just as notably not in New Jersey.

Why is this so? Because, a little over 20 years ago, Congress passed a law that prohibited sports gambling anywhere except for those four states. Theoretically, Congress passed the law, called the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (“PASPA”), so as to combat the scourge of sports gambling and its impact on amateur and professional sports. To address that concern, the law forbade a state from authorizing, licensing, or operating sports gambling. And whatever the merits of that concern, Congress undercut the sincerity of its concern for the issue when it exempted those states from the law. Some would say the law is a form of federally-endorsed economic protectionism that favors those four states over the other 46 states.

To its credit, Congress used the law to open a window for New Jersey to change its own law to allow sports gambling. If New Jersey did so – quickly – then New Jersey could have also had legal sports gambling, according to PASPA. Clearly, Congress opened the window so as to allow for sports gambling in Atlantic City. But for whatever reason, New Jersey did not act to amend its law at the time in 1992 to allow sports gambling and the window that PASPA opened for New Jersey closed. Nevada remained – and to this date, remains – the primary state in the country where sports gambling is legal and a multi-million dollar business.

There is little question that Atlantic City could use an economic boost, and few could argue that legal sports gambling would not provide such a boost. To that end, the people of New Jersey amended their constitution to allow for sports gambling in 2010, and then the Legislature and Governor Christie approved a state licensing scheme for businesses that wished to become involved in sports gambling. And, as so often happens when someone wants to shake things up, somebody sued.

The NCAA, Major League Baseball, the NFL, the NBA, and the Feds sued. They pointed out that PASPA prevented New Jersey from licensing sports gambling, and the leagues suggested that gambling on sports negatively affects their sports.

Think about that latter argument for a second. Then think about how sports betting lines are printed in most every daily newspaper, are all over the internet, and are talked about on the airwaves and on television each and everyday. People don’t play “fantasy sports” because they like to follow certain athletes. They play them as a form of gambling. And, not surprisingly, the rise of fantasy sports has tracked a rise in popularity in the sports leagues – those same sports leagues that are now suing New Jersey.

In response to the sports leagues’ and the feds’ arguments, New Jersey suggested to the courts that Congress could not favor one state (or four states) at the expense of all the other states, and also suggested that the sports leagues had no standing to object to the New Jersey law, because the sports gambling did not directly impact their sports.

To date, the sports leagues and the feds have won the argument. Currently, New Jersey is precluded from allowing the legal sports gambling that the people of New Jersey want, and the courts have told New Jersey that, in the face of the federal law PASPA, it had no legal authority to approve licensed sports gambling.

But, depending on the highest court in the land, that all could change. Governor Christie has challenged the federal courts’ decision, and the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States are currently considering whether to hear the case. If nothing else, Governor Christie has hired the right lawyer to make the state’s case. Ted Olsen, who you may remember from the Bush vs. Gore election litigation in 2000 or from the more recent litigation over California’s gay marriage debate, will argue New Jersey’s case. This is a battle that Governor Christie clearly intends to win on behalf of the people of the state that voted in favor of amending the state constitution to allow for sports gambling.

I work for a law firm – Pacific Legal Foundation – that has argued in favor of the State of New Jersey’s position regarding sports gambling and the impropriety of PASPA. I look forward to seeing whether the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case and overturn the federal law, or whether it allows the protectionist federal law to remain in place, to the economic detriment of Cape May’s sister shore town up the coast.

If it leaves the law in place, you might call that decision a different kind of March Madness.

This entry cross-posted at my legal blog: millerappellate.com