Ten years ago today, the Supreme Court decided Gallenthin Realty Development, Inc. v. Borough of Paulsboro, 191 N.J. 344 (2007).  It was the first time that the Court focused on the meaning of the term “blighted areas” in Article VII, section 3, paragraph 1 of the New Jersey Constitution,a provision that allows such areas to be taken by eminent domain for redevelopment purposes.

The case arose from the Borough’s designation of plaintiff’s 63-acre parcel of largely vacant wetlands as property “in need of redevelopment”under the Local Redev

In recent years, acceptance by the Supreme Court of questions certified to it by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals under Rule 2:12A has become somewhat more frequent, though still not a regular occurrence.  Today, May 16, however, is the anniversary of the Court’s first opinion answering a certified question under Rule 2:12A.  Musikoff v. Jay Parrino’s The Mint, 172 N.J. 133 (2002).  Justice Verniero wrote the opinion for a unanimous Court.

The question

Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited v. SAC Capital Management, LLC, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  Judge Fisher often is able to write remarkably concise opinions, as shown (for example here and