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Jan 14

League Urges Legislature to Act in Response to Federal Court Decision

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on January 14, 2021 at 4:04 PM by Legislative Staff

On December 30, 2020, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey issued a ruling inRosedale and Rosehill Cemetery Association v. Twp. of Readington.  This matter involved a challenge of the Readington Township municipal governing body’s denial of an application to construct a large cemetery in Readington Township.  The Township’s denial was authorized under the New Jersey Cemetery Act (N.J.S.A. 45:27-25, et seq), which, among other things, grants a municipality the power to consent to the establishment or enlargement of cemeteries within its borders.  The gravamen of the Plaintiff’s challenge was that Act is unconstitutional because it was void for vagueness.     

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