New Jersey’s Supreme Court has been one of the most activist courts in the nation. The court’s liberal rulings have wreaked havoc on state finances and caused New Jersey’s property taxes to be the highest in the country.
Over and over, Governor Chris Christie promised he would change the court by appointing judges who respect the rule of law. Over and over, he broke his promise.
Christie has had five openings on the New Jersey Supreme Court, enough to build a new majority, but the court remains liberal. One Christie appointee, the Chief Justice, is a Democrat so liberal he was mentioned as a potential Barack Obama nominee to the US Supreme Court. Christie even endorsed Obama’s liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Important issues like Obamacare are at stake in our courts. The next President of the United States may get to appoint as many as three Supreme Court nominees, a new majority. We need leaders who will appoint judges who respect the rule of law.