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State lawsuit alleges N.J. town illegally targeted Orthodox Jews

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State lawsuit alleges N.J. town illegally targeted Orthodox Jews

Post by Admin on Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:04 am

State lawsuit alleges N.J. town illegally targeted Orthodox Jews
USA TODAY
Dustin Racioppi Wednesday, October 25,2017
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WOODLAND PARK, N.J. — The state Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey town, contending ordinances adopted last summer discriminate against Orthodox Jews.
The state alleges that Mahwah and its Township Council passed two ordinances that unlawfully disfavor Orthodox Jews and deprive them of their constitutional rights.
“To think that there are local governments here in New Jersey, in 2017, making laws on the basis of some archaic, fear-driven and discriminatory mindset is deeply disappointing and shocking to many, but it is exactly what we are alleging in this case. Of course, in this case we allege the target of the small-minded bias is not African-Americans, but Orthodox Jews. Nonetheless, the hateful message is the same.”
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