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NJ group holding hearing on judicial independence

Local News | Apr 01, 2014

NJ group holding hearing on judicial independence

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A task force formed by the New Jersey Bar Association is looking for the public’s ideas about keeping the state judiciary independent.

The group has scheduled a hearing in New Brunswick for Tuesday afternoon.

Judicial independence has been a major issue for the bar association. Earlier this year, it publicly urged the reappointment of Stuart Rabner, the state Supreme Court’s chief justice.

Christie has publicly questioned actions by Rabner, whose initial seven-year term expires in June.

The bar association says refusing to keep him on the court would represent “an unprecedented intrusion of politics” into the state’s judiciary.

The task force is intended to remain independent of the bar association’s positions.


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