NJ Judge Ices Zoning Law That Blocked Mosque

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has for now barred a New Jersey town from enforcing an allegedly discriminatory zoning law that Muslim American plaintiffs say the municipality rushed to pass to block their plans for a mosque.

U.S. Judge Michael Shipp on Monday awarded a preliminary injunction to the Al Falah Center and directed Bridgewater Township's planning board to hear the application for a mosque and Islamic cultural center without considering the disputed ordinance. The judge mostly rejected the municipality's own bid for summary judgment, maintaining various claims...
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