Governor Phil Murphy’s task force needs to be able to issue its report, argued attorney Ted Wells, who represented the Murphy Administration in his argument before assignment Judge Mary Jacobson.
Anything short of the judge granting the report’s issuance would mean a radical change.
“The public has every right to know,” said Wells. “He [Murphy] would be derelict if he didn’t form the task force. They’re trying to suppress fundamental information for the public.
“They are talking about a radical change in how government operates,” the defense attorney added. “You’d have complete chaos the system could not tolerate. They are asking for a radical and unprecedented ruling. The governor has every right to hold a hearing. There’s no basis to withhold or stop him.”