Senate Re-ups Controversial Judge Escandon 22-9

Cardinale rails against the reappointment of Superior Court Judge Escandon.

Cardinale rails against the reappointment of Superior Court Judge Escandon.

The Senate this afternoon voted in favor of the reappointment of Paul Escandon of Monmouth to a superior court judgeship, over the objections of state Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-39) of Bergen County.

Cardinale cited critics – including 40 vocal women – of the judge who claim Escandon unfairly sided with a confessed mob killer when he gave him custody of his three kids over the protestations of the mobster’s ex-wife.

The nine “nay” votes included Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3).

Here’s how the senate voted on Escandon:

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