NJ Urges Court To Toss Embattled Judge's Latest Bias Suit

Law360 (July 22, 2021, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Judiciary on Thursday sought to dismiss a judge's lawsuit claiming her supervisors interfered with her plans to conclude her career on the bench, arguing that the Superior Court lacks the authority to second-guess the state Supreme Court's denial of her retirement bid.

During an oral argument before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Douglas H. Hurd, defense attorney Kathleen D. Dohn of Brown & Connery LLP said the trial court is constitutionally and statutorily barred from reviewing the New Jersey justices' rejection of Judge Deborah Gross-Quatrone's judicial disability retirement application.

The New Jersey Constitution and the applicable state law,...

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