WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court yesterday agreed to review a jurisdictional dispute between New Jersey and New York over Ellis Island in a case that could affect future bond-financed development on the island.

Robert Del Tufo, New Jersey's attorney general, told the court that the dispute, New Jersey v. New York, needs to be resolved immediately because Center Development Corp. has "imminent" plans to renovate three buildings in the contested area of the island, which lies between the two states in the Hudson River.

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