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State Sen. Linda Greenstein. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Greenstein lauds Wainer Apter nomination

By David Wildstein, March 15 2021 11:11 am

Senate Law and Public Safety Committee Chair Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) today heaped praise on Gov. Phil Murphy’s nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

“Rachel’s testimony before the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on the Law Against Discrimination and combating hate crimes highlighted to me that she is a deeply caring, thoughtful, and inclusive individual,” Greenstein said.  “I am happy to see Governor Murphy’s nomination.”

If confirmed by the Senate, Wainer Apter would replace Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, a Christine Todd Whitman appointee who his retiring on August 31 after 20 years on the Supreme Court.

“I believe she will be an important addition to the Court and that her extensive experience as Director of the Division for Civil Rights and her time clerking with the federal judiciary including the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg qualifies her well for this seat,” Greenstein said.

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