Judicial Vacancies Plague NJ's Busiest Court

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT) -- Because of political gridlock, New Jersey's busiest state court is missing almost a third of the permanent judges it should have, which has overburdened the sitting judges and left some parties facing up to a year of delays before their disputes come to trial, those familiar with the court say.

More than three years have passed since Essex County Superior Court in Newark last saw a swearing-in ceremony for a new judge who'd been nominated by the governor and approved by the state Senate. Republican Gov....
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