Supreme Court Will Review Tumpson v. Farina

The Supreme Court has granted certification to review the decision of the Appellate Division in Tumpson v. Farina, 431 N.J. Super. 164 (App. Div. 2013).  The decision below is discussed here.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Did the Clerk of the City of Hoboken comply with the requirements of the Optional Municipal Charter Law, known as the Faulkner Act, N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 to -210, in the processing of plaintiffs’ referendum petition; and, if not, did the noncompliance violate the New Jersey Civil Rights Act, N.J.S.A. 10:6-1 to -2, permitting an award of attorneys’ fees to plaintiffs?”