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Testa applauds Pierre-Louis nomination

Supreme court nominee has ‘an abundance of New Jersey-based legal experience,’ senator says

By Nikita Biryukov, June 12 2020 3:04 pm

State Sen. Michael Testa (R-Vineland) applauded Fabiana Pierre-Louis’s nomination to the New Jersey Supreme Court Friday.

“The New Jersey court motto is that ‘not only must the court system work and be fair, but it is important that people see that it works and is fair’,” Testa said. “The appointment of Fabiana Pierre-Louis is a step to show all New Jerseyans that we have the utmost respect for our judicial system and the laws which govern our Garden State. Ms. Pierre-Louis has an abundance of New Jersey-based legal experience and her credentials are par excellence.”

Gov. Phil Murphy last Friday announced he would nominate Pierre-Louis to take Associate Justice Walter Timpone’s seat on the state’s high court after he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Nov. 10.

If confirmed, Pierre-Louis, a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at Montgomery McCracken, would be the first black woman to sit on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

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