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Entire N.J. judicial panel resigns to protest Gov. Christie's non-tenure of Justice Wallace
nj.com ^ | 6/2/10 | Chris Megerian/Statehouse Bureau

Posted on 06/02/2010 4:57:18 PM PDT by Nachum

TRENTON — The month-long controversy over Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to replace Supreme Court Justice John Wallace took a new turn today.

Christie, who has faced a series of rebukes from critics who say the move jeopardizes the independence of the Judiciary, lost the services of a state advisory panel today after its members resigned in protest. Previous coverage:

• Justice Wallace grateful for colleague support as term ends

• Ousted N.J. Supreme Court Justice John Wallace thanks colleagues for support

• N.J. lawyers group honors ousted state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace Jr.

• N.J. attorneys voice concern over Gov. Christie's decision to oust Justice Wallace as term expires

• Friends, colleagues say both Wallace and Patterson are qualified for N.J. Supreme Court In a letter to Christie, the resigning members of the Judicial Advisory Panel, which reviews nominees to the Superior Court, said the governor’s views are "inconsistent with an independent judiciary."

(Excerpt) Read more at nj.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: entire; judicial; panel; resigns

1 posted on 06/02/2010 4:57:19 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Good.


2 posted on 06/02/2010 4:59:21 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Nachum

The Governor has the right to appoint whom he pleases to the Supreme Court. He campaigned on not appointing or reappointing liberal judges, which this character was. Unlike his Republican predecessor, Christie Whitman (a childhood friend of the country club Bushes), he will not appoint or reappoint only far left liberals who make disastrous decisions for the taxpayers to the Court.


3 posted on 06/02/2010 5:00:46 PM PDT by laconic
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To: traderrob6

Now he can replace them, too. Or even better not replace them how show how useless they’ve been.


4 posted on 06/02/2010 5:00:48 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: traderrob6
Sometimes you really don't a judiciary that's independent of the law.

In the old days they'd just grab 'em and hang 'em. Today they are far more subtle ~ but let this be a lesson to the others in this country. They could be next!

5 posted on 06/02/2010 5:01:41 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Nachum

Excellent!

Who the hell do they think *is* governor?

Guess they just found out.


6 posted on 06/02/2010 5:02:23 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Nachum

I hope the screen door doesn’t hit them on the way out.


7 posted on 06/02/2010 5:02:24 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum

I don’t know anything about this panel.

I don’t know anything about the merit of the decision.

However from a Govenor Christie character standpoint, I know this is good for New Jersey. I don’t live there, but have loved ones that do.


8 posted on 06/02/2010 5:04:05 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Fantasywriter

I hope the screen door DOES hit them on the way out... they probably deserve it.


9 posted on 06/02/2010 5:04:18 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the world safe for Marxism)
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To: Nachum

Gee . . . And earlier today Rush was saying he couldn’t find any good news at all.


10 posted on 06/02/2010 5:05:50 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Once they've called you a racist, you've got nothing to lose.)
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To: Nachum

Now there is a leader.


11 posted on 06/02/2010 5:07:36 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Nachum

Who cares, one less worthless panel for him to deal with.

Atta boy, keep rolling.


12 posted on 06/02/2010 5:08:05 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Lurker

I vote for not replacing them.


13 posted on 06/02/2010 5:08:36 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: C210N

Well I like your scenario too. The reason I favor mine is because it infuriates liberals. They think we should care if a bunch of leftist, spoiled jurists walk off the job. I’ve found a show of vindictiveness satisfies them more than sangfroid, a la, ‘Hope they have a nice rest of the their lives.’

Iow, libs just really hate it when you smile sweetly and say something nice when they think the opposite is in order, at least in my experience. ;)


14 posted on 06/02/2010 5:09:13 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Nachum
lost the services of a state advisory panel today after its members resigned in protest.

Excellent. Hood riddance!
Another group of useless government appointed hacks, feeding fat off the tax payer . Who needs a “state advisory panel” who are probably Democratic Party partisans who were appointed by Democrats to push a far left political agenda?

15 posted on 06/02/2010 5:09:45 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe
Hood riddance ----> Good riddance
16 posted on 06/02/2010 5:11:15 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Nachum

Oh please please please Democrats. Quit by the hundreds, nay, by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, dare I suggest by the MILLIONS! Quit ya bunch of scalawags, quit and be gone! Vex us no more!


17 posted on 06/02/2010 5:13:13 PM PDT by Enterprise (So tell me libs, if there had been blow out at ANWR, could it ever have matched BP's?)
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To: SmokingJoe

Well, considering their ethics and character, if Democrats quit en masse, that would be hood riddance.


18 posted on 06/02/2010 5:15:47 PM PDT by Enterprise (So tell me libs, if there had been blow out at ANWR, could it ever have matched BP's?)
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To: Nachum

I bet members of the panel that resigned were among the judges that determined that Lautenberg could replace Torecelli on the ballot just weeks before the election in violation of the law.

Good on Christie.


19 posted on 06/02/2010 5:16:58 PM PDT by Jacquerie (He who has the required amount of property has a share in the government. - Aristotle)
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To: Lurker
Or even better not replace them how show how useless they’ve been.

That's what I expect him to do.

20 posted on 06/02/2010 5:17:02 PM PDT by Grut
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To: SmokingJoe

you had it right the first time


21 posted on 06/02/2010 5:19:15 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Nachum

This may be an excellent opportunity to abolish the whole commission. The legislature may be more willing to “save the money” than to allow the Gov. to appoint conservatives.


22 posted on 06/02/2010 5:19:27 PM PDT by BoringGuy
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To: Doogle

LOL!


23 posted on 06/02/2010 5:20:17 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Nachum
Christie, who has faced a series of rebukes from critics who say the move jeopardizes the independence of the Judiciary, lost the services of a state advisory panel today after its members resigned in protest.

Replace them all! The State of New Jersey and all of us will be the better for it!

24 posted on 06/02/2010 5:22:03 PM PDT by olezip
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To: SmokingJoe

:)


25 posted on 06/02/2010 5:22:08 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: Nachum

LOLOL....just love those temper tantrums from the lefties.

Setting a fine example for our children.


26 posted on 06/02/2010 5:28:16 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Nachum

Gov. Christie definitely deserves A Big Atta Boy: an elected official that actually does what he says he will. Wow. Impressive.


27 posted on 06/02/2010 5:34:15 PM PDT by FourPeas (What do you call a peaceful Hamas protester? Deceased.)
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To: Nachum

“Entire N.J. judicial panel resigns to protest Gov. Christie’s non-tenure of Justice Wallace”

YIPPEE! They actually think they are making a statement! HAHAHAHAHAHA!


28 posted on 06/02/2010 5:39:57 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: Nachum
They've just handed Christie a huge victory. With their resignations, they have paved the way for Christie to abolish this board with an executive order similar to the one Corzine used to create it.

Somewhere, Fiorello LaGuardia is laughing uproariously and saying, "Now stick to 'em good, Chris! Take away their money and power!"

29 posted on 06/02/2010 6:09:00 PM PDT by Publius (Unless the Constitution is followed, it is simply a piece of paper.)
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To: Castigar

Wow! What a jack pot! The commies are going ballastic.


30 posted on 06/02/2010 6:53:18 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum

Sounds like a YEAH!!! is in order!!!!


31 posted on 06/02/2010 6:59:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: Nachum

Christie is looking like a serious Presidential contender (and this coming from a Hoosier that thought there was very little good left in NJ)..


32 posted on 06/02/2010 7:32:31 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Nachum

The Judicial Advisory Panel was and IS A SCAM to pack the NJ Supreme Court, it is as bad or worse than FDR’s move to increase the numbers of US Supreme Court Justices.

Everyone involved with the inception of the Judicial Advisory Panel knew this before the bill was passed out of committee, Corzine knew this would be his lasting legacy to permanently pack the NJ Supreme Court, the activist majority of NJ’s legal field professionals damn well knew this from the start.

Anyone who is claiming otherwise is either lying to your face or is a johnny-come-lately idiot.


33 posted on 06/02/2010 7:45:16 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: Nachum

>>Christie, who has faced a series of rebukes from critics who say the move jeopardizes the independence of the Judiciary, lost the services of a state advisory panel today after its members resigned in protest.<<

Money not spent on crap like an “advisory panel” is good news for NJ taxpayers.


34 posted on 06/03/2010 12:50:19 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Nachum

What is this “Judicial Advisory Panel”. It sounds like a waste of air that does nothing more than chew through tax dollars. Better to let Christie get “advice” from people who can be trusted - - his own people.


35 posted on 06/03/2010 12:58:32 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
Christie spokesman Michael Drewniak thanked the resigning panel members for their service and said they will be replaced "in short order."

Why replace them? (See below.)

Former Gov. Jon Corzine created the Judicial Advisory Panel with an executive order in 2006 to help vet Superior Court nominees, then appointed all the members who resigned today.

This stinking "panel" has only been around since 2006, and it's all activist/socialist liberal scumbags appointed by Corzine. Christie should just let it be over and done with. Forget about it. Or, appoint a bunch of Federalist Society types, just to screw with the activist/socialist liberal scumbags' heads.

36 posted on 06/03/2010 1:05:42 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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