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South Burlington N.A.A.C.P. v. Mount Laural Township, 67 N.J. 151, 336 A.2d 713 (1975).

Mount Laural Township, New Jersey, is a relatively small suburban community located near the metropolitan area of Camden, New Jersey and just ten miles from Philadelphia. Despite this close proximity to these densely populated urban centers, Mount Laural has managed to avoid the crushing urban rush to this now mainly residential community. The somewhat sobering decision of South Burlington N.A.A.C.P. v. Township of Mount Laural awakened this suburban society to its metropolitan surroundings. In the Mount Laural decision, the Supreme Court of New Jersey dealt with the issue of whether a developing municipality may validly, by a system of land use regulations, make it physically and economically impossible for those of low and moderate income to share in the suburban life.

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May 1976

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