Faustino Fernandez-Vina

Nominee Gets Hearing
Nominee Gets Hearing
There’s good news today for one of Gov. Chris Christie’s three State Supreme Court nominees. Sen. President Steve Sweeney and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Nick Scutari have set a confirmation hearing date of Oct. 17 for Faustino Fernandez-Vina. The hearing will come one day after N.J’s special election for the U.S. Senate.
New Supreme Court Justice
New Supreme Court Justice
Following public threats from Democratic Sen. Ray Lesniak that he would play “hardball” with Gov. Chris Christie over his State Supreme Court justice nominations, Christie has decided not to re-nominate associate justice Helen Hoens. The Governor says he wants to spare Hoens from having to be raked over the coals by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.