State Sen. Nicolas Scutari (D-22), Linden, said he has nothing positive or negative to say about Lee Solomon, Gov. Chris Christie’s prospective nominee for the state Supreme Court.
“I have a name and I have a face,” said Scutari, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a hard-nosed critic of Christie’s last two unsuccessful nominees to the court.
Like his colleague, state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37), Scutari said he is concerned about balance on the court, and said he’s curious about Christie’s second nominee toward filling two state Supreme Court seats.
The chairman is reluctant, in fact, to consider Solomon in a vacuum without the advantage of the governor’s second nominee.
“I am interested in looking at the court,” Scutari said.