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Ratner Wins Key Lawsuit on Arena Project

A federal judge dismissed the key lawsuit critics filed to stop Bruce Ratner from building a new Nets arena in Brooklyn. Critics argued the arena did not meet the definition of "public purpose". A city or state cannot condemn land unless there is such a "public purpose". The judge ruled an arena and other project elements, including housing, do meet the definition. Meanwhile, Steve Politi suggests Jersey fans wait out the NBA. There are always teams looking for a new arena, like one in Newark.