The Star-Ledger primary

Two of the people reportedly under consideration for appointment as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court have especially close ties to the state’s largest newspaper. John Farmer, Jr., a former state Attorney General who was — for about ninety minutes — the Governor of New Jersey in 2002, is the son of John Farmer, the Star-Ledger’s National Political Correspondent. Helen Hoens, a state Appellate Court Judge, is the wife of veteran reporter Robert Schwanenberg, who covers the state judiciary for the Star-Ledger.

The Star-Ledger primary