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NJ Affordable Housing Trial May Signal Fate Of Later Cases

Law360, Minneapolis (June 5, 2017, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Affordable housing developers and municipalities across New Jersey are keeping all eyes on a current trial in Mercer County, lawyers say, as a decision in that matter could have wide-ranging implications amid counties facing litigation over just how much affordable housing must be provided.

New Jersey has for decades been the site of litigation over what constitutional rights its citizens have to affordable housing. While two counties recently settled, Mercer is the first in the latest round of lawsuits to take its dispute with affordable housing advocates to a lengthy trial.

At stake is the question of how much affordable housing...

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