Day: July 16, 2013

NJ Appellate Division Rules Abstentions May Not Be Counted as “No” Votes

In Zimmer v. Castellano and Booker v. Rice, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior was asked to determine the legal effect of abstention. The specific question before the panel was whether the a city council has the authority to deem a council member’s abstention to be a “no”