Yesterday afternoon, Governor Chris Christie, joined by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, announced that he will nominate former federal prosecutor Walter Timpone to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
In addition to the video statement above, Gov. Christie released the following documents regarding the Timpone nomination.
The response to the nomination has been intense given the history of Christie’s relationship with the court, and the current political environment.
By Matt Friedman | Politico NJ
New Jersey’s Supreme Court is likely to have all seven of its seats filled with confirmed members for the first time in six years.
Kate King | Wall Street Journal
Gov. Chris Christie backed down from a standoff with Senate Democrats over a seat on the New Jersey Supreme Court, saying Monday he would withdraw his Republican nominee from consideration and propose a Democrat instead. Mr. Christie, a Republican, had been trying since 2012 to install Superior Court Judge David F. Bauman on the state’s highest court, but Democrats declined to hold hearings on the nomination.
John Reitmeyer | NJ Spotlight
Gov. Chris Christie has struck another big bipartisan deal with the Legislature’s top Democrat, this time resolving a longstanding political impasse over the makeup of New Jersey’s Supreme Court by backing off his insistence that the final vacancy on the bench had to be filled by a Republican.
Charles Stile | The Record
It took Governor Christie a little more than a minute Monday to go on the public relations offensive over his latest nomination to the Supreme Court. “I want to talk to the people of this state about what this signifies,” Christie said as he introduced Walter F. Timpone, 65, a veteran Democratic Party lawyer and political insider, at a State House news conference. “We’re getting our jobs done.”
Alex Wolf | Law360
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday unveiled the nomination of a former federal prosecutor and current partner at McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP to the state’s highest court in an apparent accord with Senate President Steve Sweeney, who said the pick would preserve the panel’s partisan balance.
Matt Arco and Claude Brodesser-Akner | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Gov. Chris Christie and state Senate President Stephen Sweeney are expected to announce a deal Monday that will end a six-year standoff over the makeup of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
By Matt Friedman | Politico NJ (Pro)
New Jersey’s beleaguered campaign finance watchdog agency could be in an even more difficult spot if Gov. Chris Christie’s newest nominee to the state Supreme Court is confirmed.