As you know, on April 29th at 10 a.m., Judge Grasso in Toms River will be deciding whether to let us continue our case seeking to establish a right to shelter under New Jersey law. If we can establish such a right, the homeless could not be turned away, as they are now, by government officials in Ocean County and throughout New Jersey.
The law and common sense should go hand in hand. Thus, you may be interested in taking a look at our attached legal brief. In any event, if you or anyone you know can be anywhere near the Toms River area on the morning of Friday, April 29th at 10 a.m., please mark your calendars to show up in Courtroom 1 in the Old Courthouse (at the corner of Hooper Ave. and Washington St.), to: (1) show your support for the homeless, many who will be in the courtroom as well; (2) hear constitutional arguments live (something very rare); and (3) hear how the judge reacts to the arguments by both sides. If we can beat the motion to dismiss, we will have an opportunity to make legal history -- and give the desperate homeless the safety net that they deserve.
To view the motion arguing in favor of the homeless click here.
Jeffrey J. Wild, Member of the Firm Lowenstein Sandler PC, 65 Livingston Avenue, Roseland, NJ 07068/973-597-2554 (direct telephone)/973-597-2555 (direct fax) -and- 1251 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020/Tel: 212.262.6700