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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Case Title

AL FALAH CENTER et al v. TOWNSHIP OF BRIDGEWATER et al


Case Number

3:11-cv-02397

Court

New Jersey

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Other

Judge

Michael A. Shipp

Date Filed

April 26, 2011

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