By David Madden

ATLANTIC CITY (CBS) — A South Jersey judge who got a bit of flack after penning the book that brought “Boardwalk Empire” to cable TV is back with a new work. But this time, there should be no judicial controversy, since profits are going to charity.

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Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Nelson Johnson, knowing his position bars him from making money off his books, is donating profits from “Battleground New Jersey” to a pair of institutions. One is Stockton College and the other is the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

Louis Miron is the foundation’s President.

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“Whatever we get we are greatly appreciative for, but we have no idea what this may amount to.”

The foundation deals with education outreach on the legal system and recently has taken up the effort against bullying in its various forms.

Johnson’s book looks at historical power struggles in New Jersey’s judicial system and how it evolved from one of America’s most corrupt, to one of its most respected.

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