By: Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq.
On November 14, 2012, the New Jersey Supreme Court heard oral argument on the various appeals concerning the “third round” rules that were adopted by the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”). The Court reserved decision on the issues, with an opinion to be released sometime during the months to come. COAH has failed to operate with constitutional rules for 13 years – since the “second round” ended in 1999. It is hoped that the Supreme Court will now move quickly to release its opinion and fashion a remedy designed to bring about Mount Laurel compliance at long last.