Westchester May Need To Sue Over Zoning Laws: Report

Law360, New York (November 16, 2011, 2:22 PM EST) -- A federal monitor overseeing Westchester County's court-mandated integration of majority-black public housing residents in overwhelmingly white communities on Tuesday urged the county to step up its efforts — including potentially suing local governments over zoning laws that stand in the way.

James Johnson, the Debevoise & Plimpton LLP partner appointed to monitor the efforts, took aim at the county's executive, Robert Astorino, who has publicly refused to sue towns over strict zoning laws that are hampering the county's compliance with a landmark 2009 court order....
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America (ex rel), et al v. Westchester County, New York

Case Number



New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Denise L. Cote

Date Filed

April 12, 2006

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