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NJ Sup Ct Fracas

Things are getting nasty in New Jersey.  NJ.com has this report.

Gov. Christie declined to reappoint Justice John Wallace.  He nominated Anne Patterson for the seat.  This decision is highly controversial, and the Senate President has blocked confirmation. 

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner appointed a temporary justice to fill the seat.  Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto says that is unconstitutional and refuses to vote until the court is properly constituted.  Now three Democratic Senators are calling for his impeachment.

New Jersey has a judicial retention system that is supposed to insulate the judiciary from politics.  Uh-huh.

Yes/no retention elections are the way to go, folks.  Whatever that system's deficiencies, it is better than any of the others.

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