Thanks to Jeff Gamso for bringing this to my attention.
Disclaimer: I don’t know much about New Jersey, or its Supreme Court, other than that it was the court that sent us William Brennan, who was a mixed bag. I may have cited a case or two from there over my long career, but if I did I don’t specifically remember.
The short story is that the governor of NJ, Chris Christie (two Christ references in one name is a little much, isn’t it? Or maybe it’s some kind of “mandate”), in a departure from decades of tradition, declined to re-appoint an already sitting state supreme court justice. Continue reading