NJ Court Backs Toss Of Pay-To-Play Petition Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT) -- Residents of a southern New Jersey municipality pushing for an ordinance to prevent the exchange of political campaign contributions for government contracts were dealt a blow Tuesday as a state appeals court upheld the invalidation of key signatures on a petition for the measure.

The appellate court found that Gloucester Township's municipal clerk didn't make a capricious decision in rejecting affidavits that proponents of the "pay-to-play" measure submitted to correct flawed petition documents filed with the town. The plaintiffs are members of a committee that hoped...
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