Senate President Steve Sweeney says he supports Anne Patterson’s renomination as an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that he was submitting Patterson’s name to the State Senate for confirmation to the state’s top court. Judges in New Jersey serve an initial seven-year term; if they are renominated by the governor and confirmed by the senate, they become tenured and may serve until they reach the mandatory retirement age of 70.
“I support Justice Patterson’s renomination as an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She has served the court and the State of New Jersey well these past seven years. In renominating Justice Patterson, Governor Murphy is reaffirming New Jersey’s commitment to a qualified judiciary, regardless of party affiliation,” Sweeney said. “The state Senate has a responsibility to vet and then confirm or reject judicial nominations based on their qualifications. I look forward to seeing Justice Patterson confirmed to a second term.”