NJ Court Grills Christie Administration On Housing Council

Law360, New York (January 28, 2013, 3:54 PM EST) -- New Jersey Supreme Court justices on Monday hit Gov. Chris Christie's administration with tough questions about whether he can abolish the independent, legislatively created Council on Affordable Housing and transfer its responsibilities to a department under the executive's control.

The case concerns the governor's powers under the Executive Reorganization Act of 1969 and whether they extend to COAH, which the state Legislature created under the Fair Housing Act as an "in but not of" agency of the state Department of Community Affairs. The Legislature commonly has...
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