New Jersey going after Trump’s golf club liquor licenses following conviction

Former President Donald J. Trump’s felony conviction in a New York City kangaroo court could cost him the liquor licenses at three of his golf courses in neighboring New Jersey.

The Garden State’s attorney general is looking into whether the conviction on 34 trumped-up charges concocted by Soros-backed DA Alvin Bragg would affect his ability to serve alcohol at the clubs, an added lawfare punishment that will have the presumptive GOP nominee’s enemies popping champagne corks.

On Monday, a spokesperson for the New Jersey attorney general’s office confirmed that it was reviewing whether his conviction in the Stormy Daniels “hush money” trial would qualify to have him stripped of the liquor licenses under the state’s law “involving moral turpitude.”

The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, which is part of the state’s attorney general’s office, “is reviewing the impact of President Trump’s conviction on the above-referenced licenses, and declines further comment at this time,” the spokesperson said in an email, according to ABC News.

New Jersey law states: “No license of any class shall be issued to any person under the age of 18 years or to any person who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude. A beneficiary of a trust who is not otherwise disqualified to hold an interest in a license may qualify regardless of age so long as the trustee of the trust qualifies and the trustee shall hold the beneficiary’s interest in trust until the beneficiary is at least the age of majority.”

According to ABC News, “a person must have a reputable character and would be expected to operate the licensed business in a reputable manner, with its handbook saying that “the term `moral turpitude’ denotes a serious crime from the viewpoint of society in general and usually contains elements of dishonesty, fraud or depravity.”

The clubs that would be impacted by a move by the NJ attorney general to stick it to the former president would be Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck, Lamington Farm Club, and Trump National Golf Club Pine Hill,” The Hill reported.

Professor Jonathan Turley, an expert in constitutional law, likened the New Jersey lawfare to “binge drinking” in his latest column on the Democrats’ twisting of the knife.

“For most of us, it is hard to see how falsifying business records would constitute “acts of baseness, vileness, or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellowmen, or to society in general.” However, for democrats, it seems that any act by Trump is by definition base, vile, and depraved,” Turley wrote. “In the end, the effort is hardly surprising. Lawfare is like binge drinking: the excess is the very measure of its success.”

Chris Donaldson

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