Sweeney to Rivera-Soto: leave, not later – but now

Given an object with Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera Soto’s decision to weigh in on cases after all, state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) reiterated his call for the embattled justice to get it over with and resign.

Rivera-Soto took a drubbing in the media for deciding to asbtain from voting as a protest of Chief Justice Stuart Rabner’s decision to fill a vacancy on the court.

“If there was any lingering question that Rivera-Soto is unfit to serve and must leave the court immediately, it’s now been answered,” Sweeney said in a release. “When a justice’s decision is based on hearing voices, it’s time to go. I don’t know which is worse, Rivera-Soto’s original decision not to rule or today’s about-face. Neither is rooted in any solid ground of law, logic or common sense.” 

Rivera-Soto wrote to Gov. Chris Christie last week, advising him of his decision not to seek reappointment at the end of the year.

Apparently, that’s not fast enough for Sweeney.

Sweeney to Rivera-Soto: leave, not later – but now