Like they did with the Institute for Justice some months ago, city officials are trying to get state Public Advocate Ronald K. Chen out of the oceanfront eminent domain controversy….[Lawrence H.]Shapiro is seeking to have Chen’s brief thrown out in the case of Louis and Lillian Anzalone of Ocean Terrace, who are represented by William J. Ward of Florham Park. Lawyer Scott G. Bullock of the Institute for Justice and Ward agree the motion to block is part of what Bullock describes as a pattern of obstructionist behavior by the city….
Ward, meanwhile, is seeking to bypass the appellate division, asking the state Supreme Court to directly hear the Anzalone case. Ward said the time is right because the state Supreme Court already has agreed to consider the case of Gallenthin Realty Development vs. the Borough of Paulsboro, which will decide aspects of the state’s Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, issues also at stake for MTOTSA. – By Carol Gorga Williams, Coastal Monmouth Bureau