3rd Circuit Backs Mount Holly Gardens Residents

From the Philadephia Inquirer:

A federal appeals court ruled that the mostly low-income residents who live in Mount Holly Gardens have a right to argue at trial that Mount Holly Township’s decision to use eminent domain to evict them will have a discriminatory effect and upset the racial balance of the neighborhood.

After about 10 years of litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia reversed a federal judge who had dismissed the case, which was filed by South Jersey Legal Services on behalf of about 20 families who remain in the neighborhood.

More here.  This is a huge victory for the Mount Holly homeowners.  The fight continues!