Sunday, March 18, 2018
EMPOWER OUR NEIGHBORHOODS VS. KIMBERLY GUADAGNO, ET AL. A-0330-15T3/
EMPOWER OUR NEIGHBORHOODS VS. KIMBERLY GUADAGNO, ET AL.
Empower Our Neighborhoods (EON), a community based advocacy group, partially succeeded on an election law claim. They obtained a judgment eliminating the district residency requirements, pursuant to Buckley v. American Constitutional Law Foundation, 525 U.S. 182 (1999), for circulators of: recall petitions, petitions nominating independent candidates in general elections, petitions selecting candidates from local parties, and petitions nominating Board of Education members. The court affirmed Judge Mary Jacobson's decision that EON's success was sufficient to merit the award of counsel fees, apportioned among the defendants based on the extent of their responsibility for the constitutional tort.