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Members of the New Jersey Supreme Court - Justice Anne M. Patterson; Justice Barry T. Albin; Justice Helen E. Hoens; Judge Dorothea O'C. Wefing (top) and Justice Virginia Long; Chief Justice Stuart Rabner; Justice Jaynee LaVecchia (bottom) (credit: New Jersey Courts)

Christie Pressed To Make NJ Supreme Court More Diverse

Groups representing minorities in New Jersey have appealed to Gov. Chris Christie to make the state Supreme Court more diverse. The Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter this month urging Christie to use his next appointment to nominate a minority.

10/21/2011

Anne Patterson is seen with Gov. Chris Christie at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 3, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

New Jersey Supreme Court Nominee Anne Patterson Testifying Before Senate Judiciary Committee

The Mendham woman’s confirmation hearing comes more than a year after Gov. Chris Christie picked her to join a court he says it too activist.

05/31/2011

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Mel Evans/AP)

Confirmation Hearing Set For NJ Supreme Court Nominee

Gov. Chris Christie had been locked in a battle of wills with Senate President Stephen Sweeney over nominee Anne Patterson, 52, of Mendham. Sweeney blocked the nomination from moving forward, saying Christie was threatening the independence of the judiciary.

05/30/2011