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NJ Senate Confirms State’s 1st Black Female Justice

August 27, 2020

Law360
By Jeannie O'Sullivan

The New Jersey Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP partner Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the state Supreme Court, a historic move that will give the state’s highest bench its first Black female justice.

Diversity, however, is just one of the things senators touted about Pierre-Louis, who will join the Supreme Court at the start of its fall term in September. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Pierre-Louis brings experience as a federal prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney to her new role.

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