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NJ Confirms Nomination of 1st Black Woman to Supreme Court

August 27, 2020

NBC10

Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a Cherry Hill lawyer, represents a historic first. Her appointment to the court was confirmed Thursday.

The nomination of the first Black woman to sit on New Jersey’s Supreme Court was confirmed Thursday by the state Senate.

Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old attorney in private practice and a former federal prosecutor, was nominated by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy in June to succeed Justice Walter Timpone. He was nominated to the court by former Republican Gov. Chris Christie in 2016 and will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 later this year.

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