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State Sen. Robert W. Singer. (Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Singer, a Republican, becomes the first senator to back Wainer Apter confirmation

Ocean County senator praises Murphy Supreme Court pick

By David Wildstein, March 14 2021 8:50 pm

Republican State Sen. Bob Singer (R-Lakewood) today became the first senator to say that he would vote to confirm Rachel Wainer Apter to a seat on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

“I strongly support Governor Murphy’s nomination of Rachel Wainer Apter to the New Jersey Supreme Court,” said Singer, the senior Republican in the State Senate.

Singer praised Wainer Apter’s leadership of the state Division of Civil Rights.

“Rachel has been a leader in combating hate and anti-Semitism online. She stood up to Facebook for enabling the ‘Rise Up Ocean County’ page because she understands that internet hate speech often incites real-world violence,” said Singer, a Republican who has served on the Senate since 1993. “I have no doubt that Rachel will seek to protect our Constitutional liberties and freedoms on our state’s highest court.”

Gov. Phil Murphy will nominate Wainer Apter, a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney, to replace Jaynee LaVecchia.

LaVecchia announced last week that she would retire on August 31.

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