Gov. Phil Murphy announced he plans to nominate Rachel Wainer Apter to replace Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, when she retires later this year from the state Supreme Court.
The New Jersey Supreme Court is the state’s highest court, with one chief justice and six associate justices. The court interprets the state Constitution, New Jersey statutes, administrative regulations of the state’s governmental agencies and common law.
The state mandates justices must retire at the age of 70 and in the next few years some justices are expected to retire. Here are the justices serving on the current Supreme Court: