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Tough Spot For Christie

At first I thought the law only applied to minors. But now it's not clear to me that that's the case. California is the only other state with such a law on the books. And that one is now caught up in legal challenges.

Here's the Star-Ledger's run-down of Christie's response at a news conference today ...

"I'm of two minds just on this stuff in general," he said at a news conference at Stone Harbor Elementary School. "Number one, I think there should be lots of deference given to parents on raising their children. I don't -- this is a general philosophy, not to his bill -- generally philosophically, on bills that restrict parents ability to make decisions on how to care for their children, I'm generally a skeptic of those bills. Now, there can always be exceptions to those rules and this bill may be one of them."

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