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N.J. Senate committee unanimously approves nomination for state’s first Black female Supreme Court justice

August 24, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Melanie Burney

A key New Jersey Senate panel on Monday unanimously approved Gov. Phil Murphy’s nominee for the state Supreme Court, moving a step closer to confirming the Garden State’s first Black female justice.

After a hearing in Trenton, the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed the nomination of Cherry Hill lawyer Fabiana Pierre-Louis. State Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari (D., Union), chairman of the 11-member committee, said she would bring a unique perspective to the high court.

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