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State Sen. Troy Singleton. (Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Singleton praises Wainer Apter, likely to support confirmation by Senate

By David Wildstein, March 14 2021 9:19 pm

State Sen. Troy Singleton (D-Delran) is leaning toward a yes vote on the confirmation of Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court but will wait to hear more before he makes a final decision.

“I like it a lot,” Singleton told the New Jersey Globe.  “I think she’s an incredible talent.”

The Burlington County Democrat applauded Gov. Phil Murphy’s pick of Wainer Apter to replace retiring Justice Jaynee LaVecchia.

“As Director of the Division of Civil Rights, Rachel has made it a priority to inform the work of her office with input and feedback from diverse communities across our state,” Singleton said.  “She has also supported and enforced the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), our nation’s oldest anti-discrimination law, including working with me on the ‘Chance in Housing Act’ to prohibit inquiries related to an applicant’s criminal record prior to providing a conditional housing offer.”

The New Jersey Globe first reported Murphy’s decision to nominate Wainer Apter. He is set to announce the nomination on Monday morning at the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall at Rutgers Law School.  Tomorrow would be the 88th birthday of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice, for whom Wainer Apter clerked in 2011 and 2012.

“I’m excited to see Rachel take her immense talents to our state’s highest court,” Singleton said.

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