Successor Questions Loom Following NJ Senator's Passing

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 9:42 PM EDT) -- The Monday death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a Democratic stalwart known for transportation infrastructure and environmental and public health reforms, leaves a void in key policy areas but also offers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie the chance to make his mark on Congress through the appointment of a temporary replacement.

While the Republican governor can temporarily fill the vacancy created by Lautenberg's passing at the age of 89, there are also questions about how soon the public can vote on a successor to the Paterson, N.J.,...
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