Sarlo opens Albin hearing

TRENTON — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Wood-ridge) attempted to set the tone for Justice Barry Albin’s hearing with in his opening statement.

Anticipating some harsh questioning from Republicans, Sarlo said that Albin had shown professional judgment and temperament on the bench, and that ideological differences should play no role in senators’ votes.

“It is not our role to agree or disagree with those opinions… .our role is to determined whether conclusions reached by Justice Albin were arrived through a reasonable interpretation of facts in the case,” said Sarlo.

Perhaps also anticipating some complaints from Republicans that they were not given enough time to question Albin, Sarlo noted that the Governor’s announcement of his renomination was over a month old and that “every member of this committee had an ample opportunity to meet with him and review his opinions.”

Sarlo opens Albin hearing