Islamic Society wins ‘landmark ruling’ in long battle for new mosque

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Islamic Society wins ‘landmark ruling’ in long battle for new mosque
Former Bernards mayor and president of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, Mohammad Ali Chaudry, in the prayer room at the society's home on Church Street. (Keith Muccilli | For NJ Advance Media)

Bernards Township’s insistence that a proposed mosque have more parking spaces than churches or synagogues is unconstitutional, a federal judge said in a ruling filed New Year’s Eve. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Shipp’s ruling eviscerates the township’s main reason for rejecting Islamic Society of Basking Ridge’s plan to build a mosque in…