NJ Supremes Stay COAH Ruling

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

coahThe Christie Administration received a little bit of good news on Tuesday afternoon, Save Jerseyans, despite having to watch the latest chapter in the Bridgegate spectacle play out in Mercer County Superior Court.

New Jersey’s Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of  a March 7th order requiring the infamous Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) to convene and concoct new rules directing municipalities in the process of allocating lower income housing.

 

You can click here to see the stay order.

A group called Fair Share Housing is suing to force COAH’s hand; the controversial council hasn’t met since May 2013 and, thanks to the Supreme Court’s intervention, its Wednesday meeting has been cancelled. The High Court ruled back in July 2013 that Governor Christie exceeded his authority in abolishing the council by executive order.

Who decides whether the Supreme Court has exceeded its authority? Voters, by electing a governor who makes appointments to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, the State Senate has had different ideas…

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