Residency Requirement For NJ Candidates Remains Barred

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court overstepped its bounds in February by invalidating the election of a state assemblywoman for residency violations despite a federal ruling that the one-year residency requirement for candidacy is unconstitutional and unenforceable, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

In a rebuke to the state's high court, U.S. District Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise refused New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa's motion to lift the long-standing injunctive order barring enforcement of the residency rule.

“The New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality...
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