4th District residency arguments slated

TRENTON – The state Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the Fourth District residency case that has kept Gabriela Mosquera from being sworn in to an Assembly seat.

At issue is a one-year residency requirement. The high court has tentatively slated arguments for 10 a.m. next Friday.

The issue the court will consider is whether the state Constitution’s residency requirement violates the U.S. Constitution.

Democrat Mosquera won in November’s general election, but Republican Shirley Lovett – who lost – filed suit over Mosquera’s residency. 4th District residency arguments slated