New Jersey seafront
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After 65 years of service it looked like the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbour was facing its final bow. At the end of his tenure, former New Jersey governor Chris Christie had signed an order – pushed by the state legislature – that would break the two-state agreement. But last week, federal judge Susan Wigenton ordered a stay on the execution order. She decided the commission’s efforts to keep organised crime off the docks were still required. Although, as The New York Times reports, the injunction is temporary and lawyers working on behalf of the New Jersey senate are exploring the options for overturning it.

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