Kean backs Patterson nomination

Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. (R-Westfield) today praised Associate Justice-designate Anne Patterson as “an extraordinary person who is eminently qualified to serve on our state’s highest court,” and urged the Senate to move forward with the conformation process.

“I fully support the nomination of Anne Patterson to the New Jersey Supreme Court,” said Kean. “Governor Christie has consistently stated that he believes the Court needs a change. The Governor’s decision was based on the merits, and his constitutional authority to appoint his choice.

“I urge the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Senate as a whole, to consider this nomination based on the merits of the candidate in a fair and timely manner. I know that upon review, my colleagues will find that Anne Patterson is well-qualified and capable of serving on the New Jersey Supreme Court.” Kean backs Patterson nomination