NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Court of Appeals on Monday overturned a ban on an outdoor leather spa that some argued could be dangerous to the environment.
In a unanimous decision, the state Supreme Court ruled that the “therapeutic use” of leather was not illegal, and that state lawmakers did not have to pass a law banning leather spa use.
The court’s ruling was not a ruling on whether leather spa owners should be allowed to keep their businesses open.
The court said the state’s law banning the outdoor use of leather products had not gone far enough and that the law was not “reasonably related to public health or safety.”
In a statement, the governor’s office said the governor was disappointed by the decision and will review the court’s decision in court.