New Jersey Libertarian Party

The Party of Principle

Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project

The New Jersey Libertarian Party's Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project (“the Project”) seeks to get New Jersey municipalities to repeal loitering ordinances that should have been -- but were not -- repealed when the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice was enacted in 1979. The Project has successfully had loitering ordinances repealed in over 30 towns. For a summary listing of all the towns see Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project page.

Two More Towns Repeal Loitering Ordinances

The NJLP's Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project has recently succeeded in getting two Salem County municipalities--Pilesgrove Township and Woodstown Borough--to repeal their loitering ordinances.

Pilesgrove finalized the repeal of their ordinance on March 19th, Woodstown repealed their ordinance on March 24th.

For more information, see LP Of Central NJ Loitering Page

Lyndhurst loitering repeal in the local paper

“People’s freedom is more important than giving government easy tools to enforce order.”  New Jersey Libertarian Party quote.

Lyndhurst may lift ban on loitering

By Susan C. Moeller
Senior Reporter

LYNDHURST (April 17, 2008) — At its April 8 meeting, the board of commissioners took the first step toward eliminating the township’s anti-loitering ordinance, a move that will bring Lyndhurst into compliance with state and federal court judicial opinions.

John Paff, of the New Jersey Libertarian Party, brought the outdated ordinance to the attention of the commission, and the commission, in turn, acted on Paff’s concerns.

Read the rest of the article on the paper's website

NJLP Loitering Website

So far, the NJLP's Preempted Ordinance Repeal Project has successfully effected repeal of loitering ordinances in six towns across New Jersey. Those municipalities are: Butler Borough (Morris County), Elmwood Park Borough (Bergen County), Flemington Borough (Hunterdon County), Highland Park Borough (Middlesex County), Manasquan Borough (Monmouth County) and West Milford Township (Passaic County).

More information on the Project is available on-line at the LP of Central NJ Loitering Web Page

Libertarians of Central NJ Challenge Loitering Ordinance

See full article at nj.com site.  The orignal letter can be viewed here.

Loitering ordinance is being challenged

Friday, January 18, 2008
By KEVIN LECHISKI
Staff Writer

MOUNT OLIVE -- The New Jersey Libertarian Party is questioning the validity of the township's Peace and Good Order ordinance prohibiting loitering and vagrancy. (Read full article)