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New Jersey governor to name first black woman to state’s Supreme Court

June 6, 2020

6ABC
By Gray Hall

Governor Phil Murphy announced Friday his intention to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Upon confirmation by the New Jersey State Senate, Pierre-Louis would be the first black woman to hold the post and the first African American to serve on the court since 2010.

“Standing here today, know that I have truly lived and continue to live the American dream that my parents came to this country in search of,” said Pierre-Louis. “Words truly can’t express what a tremendous honor it is for me to be nominated to the Supreme Court of New Jersey,”

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