A Comparative Analysis of New Jersey's Mount Laurel Cases with the Berenson Cases in New York
33 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2009
Date Written: 1986
The central question raised by the events in these two cases is how two sister state courts could evaluate similar facts and come to decisions that have produced such remarkably different results. This is particularly curious in view of the relatively similar constitutional principles enunciated by the highest court in both states in these cases. A description of the legal thought process in New York, and a point by point comparison of the holdings in each state will assist in understanding why affordable housing is being produced in New Jersey but not in New York.
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