Bench Memos

Yes, Chris Christie Did Appoint Liberals to the New Jersey Supreme Court

While Governor Christie is quick to defend his judicial picks with conclusory assertions that his judges are conservative, we at the Judicial Crisis Network are not the only ones who think he’s all bluster.  Liberal New Jersey columnist George Amick thinks it’s a good thing that Christie’s nominees aren’t any more conservative than their predecessors:

The governor doth protest, but the sponsors of the ad had a point.

Despite his vow to change the direction of the Supreme Court, there’s no evidence that he’s really done so. Moreover, there’s little likelihood that he’ll have an opportunity to put even one more justice on the bench before he leaves office.

He details how Christie’s judges in several cases have more liberal backgrounds and voting records than those they replaced. Read it all here.

Carrie Severino — Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director to the Judicial Crisis Network.

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