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Lawsuits tossed

It was a tough day for Steve Lonegan and Leo Donofrio, the first I’m sure you’ve heard of but the second may not be as familiar.  Lonegan took his shot on the state level:

A judge this morning dismissed a lawsuit filed by former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan to stop the state from borrowing billions of dollars for school facilities.

Lonegan, who is now the state director of Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy group, argued in a suit filed in July that the state’s bid to borrow $3.9 billion was a violation of the state constitution, which requires that such spending be first approved by voters.

Deputy Attorney General Richard Evert, who represented the state at a hearing this morning in Superior Court in Hackensack, argued that this issue has already been resolved by the state’s highest court in response to previous lawsuits filed by Lonegan.

Superior Court Judge Jonathan Harris agreed with the state.

Don’t worry for Steve Lonegan, he’s onto his next endeavor with another run for Governor to keep him busy.  The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a motion questioning Barack Obama’s citizenship:

The Supreme Court has turned down an emergency appeal from a New Jersey man who says President-elect Barack Obama is ineligible to be president because he was a British subject at birth.

The court did not comment on its order Monday rejecting the call by Leo Donofrio of East Brunswick, N.J., to intervene in the presidential election.

Don’t worry though, he wasn’t just after Obama:

Donofrio also contends that two other candidates, Republican John McCain and Socialist Workers candidate Roger Calero, also are not natural-born citizens and thus ineligible to be president.

Was he trying to disqualify everyone so he could be President himself?