Plan to double size of Kiryas Joel under scrutiny over constitutionality of political district

Monroe officials did not want to comment on

Monroe officials did not want to comment on the letter or about the constitutionality of the proposal.

A controversial plan to double the size of the Hassidic community of Kiryas Joel is under legal scrutiny as questions are raised about whether the deal is constitutional.

Daniel Richmond, attorney for anti-annexation group United Monroe, says political districts that are defined by a particular religious group cannot be created under the U.S. Constitution. He says this is exactly what will...

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