NJ Court Says City Clerks Must File Referendum Proposals

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 9:47 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Wednesday that city clerks have a duty to file proposals for referendums against local ordinances, a ruling that could impact future ordinances across the state but won’t affect the rent control debate that prompted it.

In a precedential decision, a three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s ruling in favor of five citizens of Hoboken, N.J., who sued City Clerk James Farina for refusing the file a petition challenging a rent control ordinance passed in February 2011. City clerks don’t have...
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