Southern Burlington County N.A.A.C.P. v. Mount Laurel Tp.

Decision Date20 January 1983
Docket NumberA-7,A-18,A-4,A-172,A-37,A-35,A-8
Citation456 A.2d 390,92 N.J. 158
PartiesSOUTHERN BURLINGTON COUNTY N.A.A.C.P., Camden County C.O.R.E., Camden County N.A.A.C.P., Ethel Lawrence, Thomasine Lawrence, Catherine Still, Mary E. Smith, Shirley Morris, Jacqueline Curtis, Gladys Clark, Betty Weal and Angel Perez, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants and Cross-Respondents, and Davis Enterprises, Plaintiff-Intervenor and Cross-Respondent, v. TOWNSHIP OF MOUNT LAUREL, Defendant-Respondent and Cross-Appellant (/36). SOUTHERN BURLINGTON COUNTY N.A.A.C.P., Camden County C.O.R.E., Camden County N.A.A.C.P., Ethel Lawrence, Thomasine Lawrence, Catherine Still, Mary E. Smith, Shirley Morris, Jacqueline Curtis, Gladys Clark, Betty Weal and Angel Perez, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Respondents, and Davis Enterprises, Plaintiff-Intervenor-Respondent, v. TOWNSHIP OF MOUNT LAUREL, Defendant-Appellant (). URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER NEW BRUNSWICK, a nonprofit corporation of the State of New Jersey, Cleveland Benson, Judith Champion, Barbara Tippett and Kenneth Tuskey, on their own behalf and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs-Appellants, and Fannie Botts, Lydia Cruz and Jean White, Plaintiffs, v. The MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF the BOROUGH OF CARTERET, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dunellen, Township Committee of the Township of Edison, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Helmetta, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Highland Park, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Jamesburg, Township Committee of the Township of Madison, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Metuchen, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Middlesex, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Milltown, Township Committee of the Township of North Brunswick, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Sayreville, Mayor and Council of the City of South Amboy, Mayor and Council of the Borough of South River, Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spotswood and Township Committee of the Township of Woodbridge, Defendants
CourtNew Jersey Supreme Court

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John E. Patton, Belleville, and John W. Trimble, Turnersville, for respondent and cross-appellant (A-35/36) (Trimble & Master, Turnersville, attorneys).

William C. Moran, Jr., Cranbury, for respondent Tp. Committee of Tp. of Cranbury (A-4) (Huff & Moran, Cranbury, attorneys).

Bertram E. Busch, New Brunswick, for respondent Tp. Committee of Tp. of East Brunswick (A-4) (Busch & Busch, New Brunswick, attorneys).

Daniel S. Bernstein, Plainfield, for respondent Tp. Committee of Tp. of Piscataway (A-4) (Sachar, Bernstein, Rothberg, Sikora & Mongello, Plainfield, attorneys; Daniel S. Bernstein and Marilyn R. Frankenthaler, Princeton, on the briefs).

Joseph L. Stonaker, Princeton, for respondent Tp. Committee of Tp. of Plainsboro (A-4) (Stonaker & Stonaker, Princeton, attorneys; Joseph L. Stonaker and Janice B. Stonaker, Princeton, on the briefs).

Barry C. Brechman, Monmouth Junction, for respondent Tp. Committee of Tp. of South Brunswick (A-4).

Sanford E. Chernin, Somerset, for respondent Mayor and Council of the Borough of South Plainfield (A-4) (Chernin & Freeman, Somerset, attorneys).

Alfred L. Ferguson, Newark, for respondents and cross-appellants (A-7/21) (McCarter & English, Newark, attorneys).

Richard G. O'Brien, Somerville, for respondents (A-8) (Bowers, Rinehart, Murphy & O'Brien, Somerville, attorneys; Richard G. O'Brien and Steven B. Lieberman, Somerville, on the briefs).

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Brian T. Campion, Hackensack, for respondent (A-18) (Breslin & Breslin, Hackensack, attorneys).

Roger M. Cain, Lebanon, for respondents Tp. of Clinton, etc. and Tp. Council of Tp. of Clinton (A-37) (Felter, Cain & Shurts, Lebanon, attorneys; Roger M. Cain and William A. Shurts, Lebanon, on the briefs). Page 193

Carl S. Bisgaier, Director, Div. of Public Interest Advocacy, and Kenneth E. Meiser, Deputy Director, Div. of Public Interest Advocacy, Trenton, for appellants (A-35/36) and amicus curiae Dept. of the Public Advocate (A-4, A-7/21, A-8 and A-18), and Kenneth E. Meiser submitted a brief on behalf of respondents (A-172) (Stanley C. Van Ness, Public Advocate, attorney; Peter J. O'Connor, Cherry Hill, of counsel; Carl S. Bisgaier, Kenneth E. Meiser, Linda R. Hurd, Linda R. Pancotto and Stephen Eisdorfer, Asst. Deputy Public Advocates, on the briefs).

Marilyn J. Morheuser, Newark, and Martin E. Sloane, Washington, D.C., a member of the Dist. of Columbia bar, for appellants (A-4) (Marilyn J. Morheuser, attorney; Martin E. Sloane and Roger C. Rosenthal, Washington, D.C., a member of the District of Columbia bar, of counsel).

Philip Lindeman, II, Newark, for appellants and cross-respondents (A-7/21) (Hellring, Lindeman, Goldstein & Siegal, Newark, attorneys).

Robert Benbrook, Clinton, for appellant (A-8) (Morrow & Benbrook, Clinton, attorneys; Robert Benbrook and James W. Tubbs, on the briefs).

Richard F. Bellman, New York City, a member of the New York bar, argued the cause for appellants (A-18) (Courter, Kobert & Pease, Hackettstown, attorneys; Joel Kobert, Hackettstown, on the briefs).

Michael J. Herbert, Trenton, for appellant (A-37) (Sterns, Herbert & Weinroth, Trenton, attorneys; Michael J. Herbert and Joel H. Sterns, Trenton, of counsel and on the briefs).

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John E. Harrington, Mount Holly, submitted briefs on behalf of appellant (A-172) (Hartman, Schlesinger, Schlosser & Faxon, Mount Holly, attorneys).

S. David Brandt, Haddonfield, for intervenor and cross-respondent (A-35/36) and submitted a brief on behalf of intervenor-respondent (A-172) (Brandt, Haughey, Penberthy, Lewis & Hyland, Haddonfield, attorneys; S. David Brandt and Gerald E. Haughey, Haddonfield, on the briefs).

Francis P. Sutton, Clinton, for respondent Planning Bd. of Tp. of Clinton (A-37).

Thomas R. Farino, Jr., Cranbury, submitted briefs on behalf of respondent Tp. Committee of Tp. of Monroe (A-4).

J. William Barba and Glenn S. Pantel, Newark, for amici curiae Assemblyman James J. Barry, Jr., Senator James S. Cafiero, Senator Lee B. Laskin, Senator S. Thomas Gagliano, Senator Walter E. Foran, Senator Wayne Dumont, Jr., Senator Donald T. DiFrancesco, Senator John H. Dorsey, Senator James P. Vreeland, Jr., Senator Garrett W. Hagedorn, Senator John H. Ewing, Assemblyman James R. Hurley, Assemblyman John A. Rocco, Assemblyman Thomas J. Shusted, Assemblyman H. James Saxton, Assemblyman Clifford W. Snedeker, Assemblyman William F. Dowd, Assemblyman Anthony M. Villane, Jr., Assemblyman John O. Bennett, Assemblywoman Marie S. Muhler, Assemblyman Robert E. Littell, Assemblyman Walter J. Kavanaugh, Assemblyman Elliott F. Smith, Assemblyman Robert D. Franks, Assemblyman William J. Maguire, Assemblyman Arthur R. Albohn, Assemblywoman Barbara A. Curran, Assemblyman Dean A. Gallo, Assemblywoman Jane Burgio, Assemblyman Frederic Remington, Assemblyman Carl A. Orechio, Assemblyman Anthony Imperiale, Assemblyman Emil Olszowy, Assemblyman Louis F. Kosco, Assemblyman John B. Paolella, Assemblyman Gerald Cardinale, Assemblyman John W. Markert, Assemblyman Walter M.D. Kern, Jr., Assemblyman Karl Weidel and Assemblyman Charles L. Hardwick (A-35/36, A-4, A-7/21, A-8, A-18 and A-37) (Shanley & Fisher, Newark, attorneys; J. William Barba, Glenn S. Pantel and Richard A. Levao, Newark, on the briefs).

Arnold K. Mytelka, Newark, for amicus curiae City of Newark (A-7/21) (Clapp & Eisenberg, Newark, attorneys; Philip S. Elberg, Newark, of counsel).

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Henry D. Blinder, Deputy Atty. Gen., submitted briefs on behalf of amicus curiae Dept. of Community Affairs (A- 35/36, A-4, A-7/21, A-8, A-18 and A-37) (John J. Degnan, Atty. Gen., attorney; Stephen Skillman, Asst. Atty. Gen., of counsel; Henry D. Blinder, Dennis R. Casale and Daniel P. Reynolds, Deputy Attys. Gen., on the briefs).

Alphonse A. Stanzione, Jr., Toms River, submitted a brief on behalf of amici curiae The Manufactured Housing Ass'n in New Jersey and Manufactured Housing Institute, Inc. (A-35/36) (Stanzione & Stanzione, Toms River, attorneys; Edward F. Canfield and Robert E. Heggestad, Washington, D.C., members of the District of Columbia bar, of counsel).

Thomas Norman, Medford, submitted a brief on behalf of amicus curiae American Planning Association, New Jersey Chapter (A-4).

Martin F. Murphy, Pompton Lakes, submitted a brief on behalf of amicus curiae Tp. of West Milford (A-7/21) (Johnson, Johnson & Murphy, Pompton Lakes, attorneys).

Samuel W. Lambert, III, Princeton,...

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