O’Toole questions aim to help Kwon rebut Dems’ attack

TRENTON – Republican Sen. Kevin O’Toole questioned Supreme Court nominee Phillip Kwon about his family’s bank deposit problems in an effort to counter committee Democrats whose questions called into question the fitness of the nominee for the state high court.

O’Toole’s questions gave Kwon the chance to reiterate that no criminal charges ever were filed in regards to his parents’ business, that the case was settled on the civil side, and that Kwon was not the business’s attorney, and when O’Toole asked him whether his parents’ problems should be used against him, Kwon said he would leave that for others.

O’Toole’s other questions gave Kwon the chance to talk about his legal education and experience.

The committee broke for lunch for about one half hour.

O’Toole questions aim to help Kwon rebut Dems’ attack