Sources: Christie wants to roll out Supreme Court candidates one at a time

Three GOP sources close to the Senate Judiciary Committee told PolitickerNJ.com today that they believe the Christie administration will present candidates individually for the two empty slots on the state Supreme Court.

Last time, Christie offered two candidates at once, and watched the committee reject both.

This time, the governor will present one – reportedly state Superior Court Judge Lee Solomon – and a second candidate later, only after Solomon fulfills the process and is approved.

If employed, the strategy would put the GOP governor once again on a collision course with a Senate Judiciary Committee that wants to be able to consider both candidates as part of a tandem, seeking traits that fulfill Democrats’ demands for court balance, both in terms of ethnic diversity and party affiliation.

Sources: Christie wants to roll out Supreme Court candidates one at a time