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State Sen. Patrick Diegnan. (Photo by Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe.)

Diegnan will vote to confirm Wainer Apter

By David Wildstein, March 15 2021 5:06 pm

State Sen. Patrick Diegnan (D-South Plainfield) today became the 12th state senator – 11 of them Democrats – to heap praise on Gov. Phil Murphy’s nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

“Her qualifications are second to none and I am certain that she will prove to be yet another important voice on the Court. Rachel has continually impressed in her current role as Director of the Division of Civil Rights, including her fight against anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination.”

Diegnan is also the third senator to publicly announce their intention to back her nomination if it gets to a full vote of the State Senate.

“I look forward to voting for her,” he said.

The Middlesex County Democrat joins State Sens. Joseph Cryan (D-Union) and Robert Singer (R-Lakewood) in quickly backing the confirmation of Wainer Apter, a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a former American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney.

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