A Hudson County, N.J., judge has invalidated two laws allowing members of certain fire and police unions — but not others — to attend union conventions with pay, finding that the statutes smack of special legislation.

“It is difficult to project any rational purpose or object to these statutes without coming to the conclusion that they are arbitrarily exclusive,” Judge Arthur D’Italia ruled Feb. 4 in New Jersey State Firemen’s Mutual Benefit Association, Inc. v. North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue Squad, L-6510-99.

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