High court justices act like elected officials, says Christie

ELMWOOD PARK – Fielding a question on the state’s public school funding formula, Gov. Chris Christie brought the discussion back to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

During a town hall here, the governor  accused the state’s high court judges of acting like elected officials by having the final word on billions of dollars of state spending.

“This is what the state Senate is doing, and I have to be clear, the public is not engaged in this,” he said. “The Supreme Court controls $9 billion in your (money.)”

Christie said he’s “getting ready to nominate” people to the Supreme Court, but told residents he’s “willing to bet them” that Democrats will stall his next two nominees.

The governor called the New Jersey Supreme Court the “last bastion of liberalism in the state.”

High court justices act like elected officials, says Christie