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  1. Rick says

    Retaliate? Seriously? Governors make their own decisions all the time about personnel that have nothing to do with “retaliation”, but rather with appointing people that share their views.

    I seriously doubt that Christie would “retaliate” against a Justice simply because he wrote an opinion in favor of same-sex marriage. In fact, I am quite sure Christie welcomed the decision because it got him off the hook on that issue with the religious element in his party.

    Your headline is nothing but manufactured partisan baloney.

  2. Tim says

    Very timely article and accurate title. Informs us of what’s happened with judges and Christie to date and what may happen given his past in not reappointing judges which is unprecedented for NJ. Thanks.

  3. mike/ says

    does the NJ Constitution require that appointments or reappointments must be approved by the legislative body like the U.S.?

    or does he have carte blanche in this with no approval?

  4. anon says

    The court system in NJ is mostly a revolving door of patronage, so a lot of reform is needed. There’s a weird system of re-appointment that acts somewhat like tenure. It wasn’t ever tested until Christie wanted to throw his weight around, but since he doesn’t control either house of the legislature it ended up as a 0-0 tie.

  5. Gay Guy says

    Even though he’s not normally under any legal obligation to reappoint any judge, it might be judicial interference, given the circumstances.

  6. Gay Guy says

    Even though he’s not normally under any legal obligation to reappoint any judge, it might be judicial interference, given the circumstances.

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