NJ Senate Panel Sinks 2nd Christie High Court Pick

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Thursday rejected Gov. Chris Christie's nomination of an openly gay Greenberg Traurig LLP attorney to the state Supreme Court, with Democratic lawmakers criticizing his experience and his pledge to recuse himself from same-sex marriage issues if approved.

Bruce Harris, who is of counsel with the firm, would have been the third African-American to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court and its first openly gay member, but he met the same fate that another Christie nominee to the court, Philip...
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