NJ Panel Nixes Votes On Hoboken City Council Appointee

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Friday that a lower court misinterpreted the votes cast in a Hoboken City Council appointment and Mayor Dawn Zimmer should not have been allowed to exercise her statutory power to cast a vote breaking the purported deadlock.

A three-judge panel of the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division said a Hudson County court incorrectly counted abstentions as “no” votes in a suit challenging the validity of votes cast last year appointing James Boyle to fill the city council seat left...
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