The New Jersey Senate has passed a non-binding resolution urging Supreme Court Justice Rivera-Soto to resign if the Assembly does not begin impeachment proceedings. As previously reported in this blog here and here, Justice Rivera-Soto has created controversy by refusing to participate in cases in which a temporarily appointed judge casts the deciding vote. This stems from Governor Christie’s refusal to renominate former Justice John Wallace. The resolution provides that “it is the sense of the Senate that the actions of Justice Rivera-Soto are prejudical to the administration of justice and constitute a serious violation of the public trust.”
The resolution is only symbolic as the Assembly has indicated that they have no plans of starting impeachment proceedings against Justice Rivera-Soto.
— Erik Anderson, Esq.
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