The Republican Governor in New Jersey Chris Christie managed to eliminate the only black state level Judge last week, and appoint a Republican right wing bigot.
TRENTON — New Jersey’s new Republican governor has made his first move to reshape the state Supreme Court, ousting the only black justice and nominating a lawyer with long experience in private practice to take his place.
Gov. Chris Christie made his announcement today, weeks before the end of Justice John E. Wallace’s seven-year first term.
He selected Anne M. Patterson, who is white, as a replacement. If the Mendham Township resident is confirmed by the Senate, the court’s makeup would stand with six white members and one Hispanic in a state with a black population of about 12 percent. Patterson is a registered Republican and Wallace a Democrat. Read the rest of this entry »