Sen. Richard Codey is joining the Democratic chorus calling for the resignation of Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto.
In a letter to Rivera-Soto, who has made himself a target by refusing to issue any rulings as a protest over the appointment of a substitute to fill in for Justice John Wallace, Codey requests that the Justice leave the court “immediately.:
Last year, Gov. Chris Christie refused to reappoint Wallace to the bench. Chief Justice Stuart Rabner appointed a fill-in, while Democrats have refused to consider, Anne Patterson, Christie’s nominee to replace Wallace, until 2012 when Wallace would have been reached manadatory retirement.
Last week Rivera-Soto informed Christie that he will not seek reappointment when his term is up later this year, rendering himself irrelevant on the court. Christie has said he will not nominate a replacement until the Senate agrees to consider Patterson.