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The N.J. Senate confirmed the state’s first black female Supreme Court justice, a South Jersey lawyer

August 27, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Melanie Burney

Fabiana Pierre-Louis coasted to confirmation Thursday to become the first Black woman to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The full state Senate voted, 39-0, to approve Gov. Phil Murphy’s pick to be the next associate justice on the state’s highest court. She will be the third Black judge to join the court in the state’s 244-year history. She also will be the youngest justice on the current court.

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