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Get politics out of the N.J. Supreme Court: Opinion

October, 2013, Florelee Wan

Get politics out of the N.J. Supreme Court: Opinion

floreleeBy Florelee Wan

The Supreme Court of New Jersey is not a political battlefield.

On Dec. 10, 2012, Gov. Chris Christie nominated Monmouth County Superior Court Presiding Judge David Bauman to the state Supreme Court, along with Board of Public Utilities President Robert Hanna. For nearly a year, Bauman and Hanna have been patiently waiting for Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on their nominations. Yet, within only about two months of his Supreme Court nomination on Aug. 12, a hearing is to be held tomorrow for Camden County Superior Court Judge Faustino Fernandez-Vina.

This unfair and inexcusable delay of hearings for Bauman and Hanna stems from the standoff between Senate Democrats and the governor over the composition of the state’s highest court.

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