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Governor Nominates Judge to Fill Vacancy on State Supreme Court

Democratic legislators expected once again to block Christie’s choice for state’s highest court

Gov. Chris Christie has once again nominated a state Superior Court judge to fill a vacancy on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

But the nomination of Judge David Bauman, who would be the first Asian-American to serve on the state’s highest court, was withdrawn previously by Christie because of what the governor called Senate “inaction” and Democrats are expected to once again to stonewall the nomination.

Christie cited “fundamental fairness” and noted that the seat has been vacant for six years.

In addition, he suggested that Garden State Democrats might be guilty of adhering to a double-standard – blocking

Bauman’s nomination while their counterparts in Washington are criticizing Republicans who are threatening to block any U.S. Supreme Court nominee submitted by President Barack Obama.

Read the full report by NJTV News, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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