Christie responds to Superior Court ruling on pension and health benefits

Gov. Chris Christie today responded to a Superior Court judge’s ruling that the state’s newly enacted pension and benefits reforms do not apply to the judiciary.

In a statement, Christie called the decision “self serving” on the part of Judge Linda Feinberg, accusing the judge of protecting her own.

“This outrageous, self-serving decision, where a judge is protecting her own pocketbook and those of her colleagues, is why the public has grown to have such little faith in the objectivity of the Judiciary. These political appointees, who are the most lavishly paid public workers, with the richest lifetime benefits, have now had one of their own rule that they are above the law and should be treated preferentially. We trust that the Supreme Court will reverse this ridiculous decision and find that judges should have to pay their fair share, just like every other public employee.” Christie responds to Superior Court ruling on pension and health benefits