By Jason Method

TRENTON — An attorney and member of the Rutgers University Board of Trustees will tell a state legislative committee this afternoon that the institution will sue to block and effort to bring a new governing body to the Camden campus.

Lora Fong contends that the 1956 law that establishes Rutgers University represents a “legislative contract” that cannot be broken without the consent of two boards that oversee the state university, according to written testimony that has been distributed.

By invoking a contracts clause, Fong is signaling that the matter could be argued in both federal and state courts, as contract rights apply under the U.S. and state constitutions.


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