Apparenty, the assault on private property owner’s rights & ‘residents-only’ policies continues. It’s a trend I notice to be more prevalent in the Northeastern US.First, 2001’s state supreme court ruling that Greenwich, Connecticut’s Residents Only beach policy was unconstitutional. Followed by present day complaints about its exorbitant out-of-towner fees (Or would that be generous resident discounts?)
Of course, the recent US Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Kelo vs New London is still stuck in a lot of people’s craw. (As a small, pit-like aside, I’m still hoping Logan Darrow Clements is able to get Weare, NH to kick Souter’s ass to the curb).
Now today, we have a New Jersey Court ruling that says Private N.J. beaches are open to all
The first 3 things I noticed in that report:
Who knew there’s a special interest group that calls themselves 'Beach-Access Advocates ’
The New Jersey Court were able to find language in its State’s Constitution that says $3 for a daily beach pass a day is a fair market price. Legislate much?
This ruling could really have some slippery slope implications. Why beaches & not golf clubs or country clubs - for starters. (Disclaimer: IANAE[litist])I guess it’s time to sublet the cabana in Cape May, cancel my memebership at the Country Club - pack up the beach chairs, sunblock, Grey Poupon & Big Bertha drivers and fly on down to St. Thomas.