State Sen. Brian Stack (D-Union City) tonight praised Gov. Phil Murphy’s decision to nominate Rachel Wainer Apter for a seat on the New Jersey Supreme Court.
“During her time in state government, Rachel Wainer Apter has defended the civil rights of our most vulnerable communities, including personally defending New Jersey’s Dreamers in federal court,” said Stack, the mayor of Union City. “I am thrilled to see Governor Murphy nominate Rachel to the New Jersey Supreme Court, where I know she will continue to work tirelessly to ensure equal justice under the law for all of our residents.”
Murphy is set to formally announce the nomination on Monday morning at Rutgers Law School’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall. Wainer Apter, a Harvard Law School graduate and the current director of the state Division of Civil Rights, was Ginsburg’s law clerk in 2011-212.