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"That's Not Blight. It's New Jersey"

Today's Wall Street Journal reports that last Thursday, a three judge panel of the New Jersey Appellate Division "actually sided with ordinary homeowners over a greedy local government and developer:

In their ruling, the judges unanimously reversed a lower-court decision giving the city of Long Branch a green light to pursue its redevelopment plan. That has put a serious crimp into the city's hopes for taking the homes of about a dozen longtime residents -- and turning them over to a developer to put up luxury condos in their place.

Institute for Justice attorneys represented the homeowners in this rebuke to Kelo.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.