The U.S. Supreme Court, in a case brought by New Jersey challenging the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which prohibited state-sponsored sports betting outside of four grandfathered states, holds that PASPA is unconstitutional, opening the door for all states to authorize sports betting.
American voters in the state of New Jersey select party candidates to succeed term-limited incumbent Republican Chris Christie. Democrat Phil Murphy and Republican Kim Guadagno win nominations their parties' nominations.
Democrat United States Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey dies at age 89 from pneumonia. Republican governor Chris Christie is tasked with choosing a replacement Senator. [http:--www.washingtontimes.com-news-2013-jun-3-sen-frank-lautenberg-dies-89-new-jersey-democrat-w- "(Washington Post)"]
The National Weather Service issues flash flooding warnings for the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia. [http:--news.smh.com.au-breaking-news-world-mass-evacuation-as-floods-hit-us-northeast-20110909-1k0aq.html (AFP via "Sydney Morning Herald")]More than 12 inches (30 cm) of rain falls in the region surrounding the capital of Harrisburg, causing heavy flooding and evacuations. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-2011-09-08-usa-flooding-idUSN1E78719D20110908 (Reuters)]115,000 people are ordered to evacuate from the city of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston as flood waters threaten the levees along the Susquehanna River in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20140407094759-http:--www.timesleader.com-news-Mandatory-Evacuation-of-Wyoming-Valley.html ("The Times Leader")]Heavy rains and rockslides close the Schuylkill Expressway, a major artery into Philadelphia. [http:--www.myfoxphilly.com-dpp-weather-Lees_Remnants_Flash_Flooding_Closes_Schuylkill_Expressway_090811 (FOX Philly)]Pennsylvania closes and evacuates the Pennsylvania Governor's Residence and the state government is suspended. [http:--www.pennlive.com-midstate-index.ssf-2011-09-evacuation_of_pa_governors_res.html ("Patriot-News")]At least four deaths are reported in Pennsylvania and one Maryland. [http:--www.wgal.com-news-29113067-detail.html (WGAL)] [http:--www.bellinghamherald.com-2011-09-08-2176018-heavy-rains-cause-flooding-evacuations.html ("Los Angeles Times" via "Bellingham Herald")]date=August 2019 At least four deaths are reported in Pennsylvania and one Maryland. [http:--www.wgal.com-news-29113067-detail.html (WGAL)] [http:--www.bellinghamherald.com-2011-09-08-2176018-heavy-rains-cause-flooding-evacuations.html ("Los Angeles Times" via "Bellingham Herald")]date=August 2019