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Governor Phil Murphy

Statement from Governor Murphy on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Block New Jersey’s Withdrawal from the Waterfront Commission


While we are disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant New York preliminary relief blocking New Jersey’s withdrawal from the Waterfront Commission, we are optimistic that when this case is fully litigated, New Jersey’s ability to withdraw from the Commission will be vindicated.

I am grateful to the Office of the Attorney General for over four years of hard work defending New Jersey in this matter and to the New Jersey State Police for being ready to assume jurisdiction over the port on March 28, had the Court ruled the other way. I will not give up the fight to protect New Jersey’s interests, which are poorly served by a commission that operates without transparency and has long outlived its usefulness, and I thank my partners in the Legislature, labor, and industry for continuing this fight alongside us.”