University of Denver

New Jersey: Judges Allegedly Pressured to Back Paula Dow’s Nomination to Bench

Former Senior Director

Three Democratic senators asked Chief Justice Stuart Rabner to investigate allegations that a Republican legislator pressured superior court judges regarding a judicial nomination. According to the senators, the Republican lawmaker told two judges facing renomination that the governor would “end their judicial careers” if they did not persuade Democrats to sign off on the governor’s nominee.