N.J. move to rub out mob watchdog gets big win as Supreme Court won’t hear Waterfront Commission appeal

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The U.S. Supreme Court will not intervene in New Jersey’s efforts to kill the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor — a bi-state agency created more than 65 years ago to police the region’s ports — ending for now a years-long legal fight over the policing of the ports of New York and New Jersey. The decision Monday means the high court declined to hear the commission’s appeal in a lawsuit arguing that New Jersey could not unilaterally walk away from the federally approved interstate compact that established the agency. The state plans to withdraw from the commission and turn over its polici…

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