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Christie fires NJ Supreme Court Justice. Huzzah!
Publius' Forum ^ | May 4, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 05/04/2010 11:48:04 AM PDT by patriotgal1787

Warner Todd Huston -- the "Publius" on the right hand side of the photo above -- caught my eye today with this post. It gives me faith that there are some honest elected representatives who still have America's best interests at heart. And this one in NEW JERSEY, yet!!!

My favorite sentiment about the U.S. Supreme Court is from that rascal President Andrew Jackson. In 1832 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Worcester v. Georgia that Old Hickory wasn’t too happy with. In reply he is famous for the sentiment that the Court made its decision and proposed that “now let them enforce it.”*

Would that we had more Andrew Jacksons.

Well, perhaps we do have at least one. I nominate Governor Chris Christie for the Andrew Jackson award for 2010 because Christie is taking an extremely unusual measure for this day and age. He’s firing one of New Jersey’s Supreme Court Justices and appointing one of his own, one that will closer follow a more conservative path.

More of the good news here...


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: activistjudges; chrischristie; newjersey; supremecourt

1 posted on 05/04/2010 11:48:05 AM PDT by patriotgal1787
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To: patriotgal1787

A Republican with stones?


2 posted on 05/04/2010 11:53:27 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: patriotgal1787

It’s a sad state of affairs when we are shocked that a politician actually does what he said he was going to do once in office.


3 posted on 05/04/2010 11:56:52 AM PDT by camerongood210
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To: Army Air Corps

wow......i’m liking this guy already!!


4 posted on 05/04/2010 11:57:52 AM PDT by cpray
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To: cpray

Careful, it might give Obama ideas...


5 posted on 05/04/2010 11:59:33 AM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: patriotgal1787

Maybe we won’t be such a laughing stock anymore.

The NJSC was knows as the New Jersey Sopranos Court following the illegal switch of Toricelli for Lousenberg.


6 posted on 05/04/2010 12:04:57 PM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: eCSMaster

Let Obama follow in kind. We’ll never have another leftwing wacko like him in the white house, not in my lifetime, and whomever replaces the kenyan marxist empty suit can fire all of his appointees with grateful thanks of a strong majority of Americans.


7 posted on 05/04/2010 12:07:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: patriotgal1787

WOW!!!


8 posted on 05/04/2010 12:08:03 PM PDT by vigilante2 (2340)
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To: eCSMaster

The New Jersey governor has this authority, at certain times. The President does not.


9 posted on 05/04/2010 12:13:25 PM PDT by mlo
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To: patriotgal1787
Gov. Chris Christie ousting state Supreme Court justice

Christie announced today he is removing Justice John E. Wallace and nominating Morris County lawyer Anne Murray Patterson to the seat.

Wallace, 68, is the only black justice on court and is the first member of the court not to be reappointed after an initial seven-year term.

Christie had to choose between reappointing Wallace until he turns 70 on March 13, 2012, or removing him this month from the court.

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WOO-HOO! GOVERNOR CHRISTIE ROCKS!!!!

10 posted on 05/04/2010 12:14:49 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: patriotgal1787

And, he will have the opportunity to nominate or reject at least 3 more sitting justices by 2013, at least one of which is another liberal appointee.


11 posted on 05/04/2010 12:17:06 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you lack the gift of reason.)
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To: eCSMaster
Christie had to choose between reappointing Wallace until he turns 70 on March 13, 2012, or removing him this month from the court.

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2010/05/gov_chris_christie_ousting_sta.html

12 posted on 05/04/2010 12:19:19 PM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: mlo

“The New Jersey governor has this authority, at certain times. The President does not.”

You’re referring to the Constitution, right? Since when has that mattered to Obama? Or to the media?


13 posted on 05/04/2010 12:19:53 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: patriotgal1787

Here’s hoping republican elites NEVER succeed in getting their left-wing, sell-out, pi$$-ant hands on Christie.


14 posted on 05/04/2010 12:26:40 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: cpray
I've been liking this guy for some time. Taking on the public sector unions (IN NEW JERSEY!) takes a lot of guts. Now, taking on judges. Wow. If only there were more Chris Christies.

And as a personal note, I love it 'cause I'm sure that Meme person (food nazi) that Fox has on sometimes, is about ready to explode because of this guy being such a bad "role model" for our children. (I once heard her call the larger girls on American Idol bad role models because of their weight. Hey, Meme. I'd like to see you get up and sing in front of Simon Cowell.)

15 posted on 05/04/2010 12:30:32 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: patriotgal1787

Wow! Christie has certainly been a breath of fresh air on the Republican side of the house.


16 posted on 05/04/2010 12:45:31 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Everyone needs valid ID except illegal aliens and the President - only in America)
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To: eCSMaster
"You’re referring to the Constitution, right? Since when has that mattered to Obama? Or to the media?"

It doesn't matter if he likes it or not. He doesn't have the authority.

17 posted on 05/04/2010 2:22:37 PM PDT by mlo
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To: patriotgal1787
Christie announced today he is removing Justice John E. Wallace and nominating Morris County lawyer Anne Murray Patterson to the seat. Wallace, 68, is the only black justice on court and is the first member of the court not to be reappointed after an initial seven-year term.

Get ready for The RACE Card !!

18 posted on 05/04/2010 2:59:33 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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