As Court Punts, Time for Lawmakers To Reconsider Mt. Laurel
New Jersey Law Journal
By Edward J. Boccher
3 November 2013,
The Supreme Court's Sept. 26 ruling on affordable housing
(quizzically hailed in some quarters as a "victory" for
affordable-housing interests) actually resolved little.
Indeed, it seemed to be a decision not to decide.
The court had a rare opportunity to review and evaluate its historic Mt. Laurel decisions, which required, among other things, that all towns provide for their "fair share" of affordable housing. Instead, the court punted. But in stepping aside, has the court opened the… Continue