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.


They Said It!


Meet Walter F. Timpone


The response to the nomination has been intense given the history of Christie’s relationship with the court, and the current political environment.


Christie, Sweeney End Six-Year Supreme Court Standoff

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.

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Chris Christie Nominates Democrat to New Jersey Supreme Court

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.

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Christie, Sweeney Strike Deal to Name Democrat to Open Supreme Court Seat

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.

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State Supreme Court Announcement Comes Wrapped in a White Flag

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.”

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Christie Taps McElroy Deutsch Atty For High Court Seat

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.

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Christie, Democrats Agree on N.J. Supreme Court Nominee

Matt Arco and Claude Brodesser-Akner | NJ Advance Media for

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.

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Timpone’s Court Nomination Threatens an Already Shorthanded ELEC

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.

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