NJ Bar Head Wants Attys To Fight For Judicial Independence

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT) -- With New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie declining to renominate Supreme Court justices and lawmakers sitting on two of his nominees, judicial independence is the most serious issue facing Garden State attorneys in decades, according to the head of the state bar, which is forming a task force to recommend new protections against politics infiltrating the bench.

New Jersey State Bar Association President Ralph J. Lamparello, managing partner of Secaucus, N.J.-based Chasan Leyner & Lamparello PC, told Law360 last month that attorneys must ensure that the judiciary...
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