Camden County Superior Court Judge Faustino Fernandez-Vina is scheduled to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow afternoon. Fernandez-Vina was nominated by Governor Christie to succeed Justice Helen Hoens, who he declined to reappoint to the state Supreme Court earlier this year.
New Jersey’s highest court currently has two vacancies, courtesy of a standoff which began in 2010 over the Governor’s decision not to reappoint Justice John Wallace for lifetime tenure. Several nominees have either idled or have been rejected by the Committee since that time.
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