Christie to nominate Chief Justice Rabner for tenure on NJ Supreme Court

Christie to nominate Chief Justice Rabner for tenure on NJ Supreme Court (via NJ.com)

By Matt Friedman and Salvador Rizzo/The Star-Ledger TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie today will re-nominate Stuart Rabner as chief justice of the state Supreme Court, The Star-Ledger has learned. The development is a breakthrough in negotiations between…

Posted: May 21st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ Supreme Court, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Christie to nominate Chief Justice Rabner for tenure on NJ Supreme Court”

  1. Tony Paskitti said at 7:50 am on May 21st, 2014:

    Governor Christie told me to my face before he was elected that he would only appoint strict Constitutionalists to the bench. That turned out to be false. Do we continue to trust our elected officials when they lie to us? No wonder people are discouraged with politics. The Governor has done some good things but he has really disappointed me with the important ones.

  2. observer said at 8:49 am on May 21st, 2014:

    This looks like Christie knowing he has a real budget mess does not want to have a brawl about the Court in 2014. To me this indicates he is leaning against a 2016 campaign since this re nomination will be deadly in the Presidential primaries. Of course nothing is written in stone and there is still time to recoup momentum.

  3. Bob English said at 9:21 am on May 21st, 2014:

    Whether you like Rabner or not, the reality is that this is the best Christie is going to get under the circumstances….and he can fall back on that.

  4. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Christie to announce judicial nominations this afternoon said at 11:38 am on May 21st, 2014:

    […] The Star Ledger reported this morning that the governor would re-nominate Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, giving Rabner tenure, and nominate Superior Court Judge Lee Solomon to the Supreme Court.  In a deal struck with Senate President Sweeney, there a remaining vacancy on the Supreme Court would continue to be filled on a temporary basis by Rabner’s choice, Judge Mary Catherine Cuff. […]