Skip to comments.Entire N.J. judicial panel resigns to protest Gov. Christie's non-tenure of Justice Wallace
Posted on 06/02/2010 4:57:18 PM PDT by Nachum
TRENTON The month-long controversy over Gov. Chris Christies 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:
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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 governors views are "inconsistent with an independent judiciary."
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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.
Now he can replace them, too. Or even better not replace them how show how useless they’ve been.
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!
Who the hell do they think *is* governor?
Guess they just found out.
I hope the screen door doesn’t hit them on the way out.
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.
I hope the screen door DOES hit them on the way out... they probably deserve it.
Gee . . . And earlier today Rush was saying he couldn’t find any good news at all.
Now there is a leader.
Who cares, one less worthless panel for him to deal with.
Atta boy, keep rolling.
I vote for not replacing them.
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. ;)
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?
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!
Well, considering their ethics and character, if Democrats quit en masse, that would be hood riddance.
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.
That's what I expect him to do.
you had it right the first time
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.
Replace them all! The State of New Jersey and all of us will be the better for it!
LOLOL....just love those temper tantrums from the lefties.
Setting a fine example for our children.
Gov. Christie definitely deserves A Big Atta Boy: an elected official that actually does what he says he will. Wow. Impressive.
“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!
Somewhere, Fiorello LaGuardia is laughing uproariously and saying, "Now stick to 'em good, Chris! Take away their money and power!"
Wow! What a jack pot! The commies are going ballastic.
Sounds like a YEAH!!! is in order!!!!
Christie is looking like a serious Presidential contender (and this coming from a Hoosier that thought there was very little good left in NJ)..
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.
>>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.
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.
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.