University of Denver

New Jersey: Senate Democrats Reject Another Governor Christie Nominee

Former Senior Director

In response to concerns expressed by senate Democrats about a supreme court nominee’s lack of courtroom experience, Governor Christie noted that the state bar association found the nominee to be qualified, but the nominee was ultimately rejected by a 7-6 vote. He would have been the first openly gay justice and the third African-American to serve on the supreme court. Another Christie nominee, who was also rated as qualified by the bar, was rejected by the committee in March.