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Senate Majority Leader with a Warning for Governor Christie

Loretta Weinberg (D)
Senate Democratic Office

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is urging Governor Chris Christie to maintain racial and ethnic diversity and political balance when choosing nominees for the New Jersey Supreme Court. She warns that the Senate would refuse to consider nominees who do not exhibit the diversity of background and opinion that adequately represents the population of New Jersey.

“Before this year is through, Governor Christie will have the opportunity to appoint two new jurists to serve on our State’s highest court,” says Weinberg. “It would be a disservice to New Jersey for the Governor to ignore ethnic diversity and partisan balance in his choice of Supreme Court nominees.”

Weinberg believes Christie has signaled that he is looking to pick nominees that will overrule established law and promote an ideological agenda. She cites a recent Wall Street Journal piece, in which she claims Christie indicated that his nominees must be willing to state that prior school funding decisions are ‘wrong’ and that he will ‘change the court’ to accomplish his ends.

“Any attempt to homogenize or sway the Court towards one political ideology over the other will be rejected outright by members of the Senate Democratic caucus,” says Weinberg. “Simply put, we will not allow the Supreme Court to be hijacked.”

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