Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Supreme Circus of New Jersey

Kathryn Jean Lopez in the The Corner at Nation Review Online brings news of a constitutional battle in New Jersey:
Chris Christie is looking to shake up the liberal activist judiciary in New Jersey, but he’s having trouble making it happen, as chaos breaks out not just around but in the state supreme court there.

Christie refused to reappoint Jersey supreme court justice John E. Wallace. It is totally within his rights as governor not to reappoint a justice, but it has never previously happened in New Jersey history.

In response, the chief justice, Stuart Rabner, a Democrat, not only blasted Christie’s move to nominate a new justice for the court — he appointed a justice of his own as an interim one …. not clearly within his constitutional rights.

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