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Supreme Court of New Jersey
Seal of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.png
Seal of the Supreme Court
Established 1947 in current form
Location Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Composition method Executive appointment with legislative confirmation
Authorized by New Jersey State Constitution
Decisions are appealed to Supreme Court of the United States (on questions of federal constitutional or statutory law only)
Judge term length 7 years, then until 70 years age
Number of positions 7
Website New Jersey Supreme Court official website
Chief Justice
Currently Stuart Rabner
Since June 29, 2007
Lead position ends June 30, 2030 (mandatory retirement)
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex, seat of the court.

The Supreme Court of New Jersey is the highest court in the U.S. state of New Jersey. In its current form, the Supreme Court of New Jersey is the final judicial authority on all cases in the state court system, the sole determinant of the constitutionality of state laws with respect to the state constitution, and the arbiter and overseer of the decennial legislative redistricting. One of its former members, William J. Brennan, Jr., became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

It has existed in three different forms under the three different state constitutions since the independence of the state in 1776, but until the Constitution of 1947, the Supreme Court was an intermediate court. As currently constituted, the court "was created and its role established by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention of 1947. As the highest court in the State, it replaced the prior Court of Errors and Appeals, created under the Constitution of 1844."[1] Now

"[t]he Supreme Court of New Jersey sits alone atop the State judiciary, entertaining appeals from the Appellate Division and, on rare occasions, directly by order of the Court from other cases within the judicial and administrative system."[2]

Previous compositions[edit]

Under the two previous New Jersey state constitutions (1776 and 1844), the phrase "Supreme Court" referred to a lower court, similar to the New York Supreme Court. Both the "supreme court" and the actual highest court were composed in a radically different manner from that of the current supreme court or its inferior courts. The main difference between the versions, the composition of the court, reflects the change in jurisprudence from the colonial British concept of "Law Lords", or legislators serving part time as judges, to the current form of jurisprudence.[citation needed]

Under the 1776 constitution[edit]

Under the colonial constitution of 1776 the upper house of the legislature (which was styled the Legislative Council) along with the governor was to be "the Court of Appeals", defined as the court of last resort,[2] similar to the Law Lords of Great Britain. A separate "Supreme Court" was also mentioned, but no indication of its duties was given, only term limits of its judges (7 years).[3] As time progressed and political philosophies changed, people took issue with numerous parts of the original constitution: It was hastily thrown together, used property qualifications for enfranchisement, contained scant guarantees of freedoms, was unamendable, and freely intermingled the three branches of government.[4]

Current configuration[edit]

The official Seal of the Supreme Court, as included in certificates granted to attorneys approved by the Board of Attorney Certification in one of several specialist areas.[1]

Under the current (1947 and amended) constitution, the highest court in the state is the Supreme Court.[5] It does not have original jurisdiction, hearing appeals,[6] regulating the state's court system,[7] and regulating the legal profession within the state.[8]

Normally, an appeal from one of the trial divisions of the New Jersey Superior Court goes to the Appellate Division of that court. Thereafter, it may be brought before the Supreme Court if a statute provides that the case may go to that court, or if it meets one or more of the following four requirements:[9]

Political functions[edit]

The court serves as a de facto tie-breaker in case the twelve-member New Jersey Redistricting Commission fails to come to an agreement on who the 13th independent tie-breaking member will be, following the decennial United States Census. If the commission reports ("certifies") to the court that it is evenly divided, the commission may nominate two people to become an independent 13th member. The court appoints the one deemed "more qualified," who will then break the tie.[14]

If the Commission still cannot reach a 7–6 majority in favor of a final redistricting configuration, the two district plans receiving the greatest number of votes, but not fewer than five votes, are submitted to the Supreme Court, which selects and certifies whichever of the two plans so submitted conforms most closely to the requirements of the Constitution and laws of the United States.[15]

In the case of the Apportionment Commission for state legislative districts, the Chief Justice alone gets to pick the final 11th member of the Commission.[16] The court also acts as final arbiter of the inability or absence of the Governor or Lieutenant Governor, following a declaration by the Legislature.[17] As in federal impeachment trials, in case of impeachment of the Governor, the Chief Justice presides.[18]

Appointment, composition, and life on the bench[edit]

The Governor nominates all Justices to the Court but may choose only among those admitted to the New Jersey bar for at least ten years.[19] Following seven days of public notice, nominees are put before the Senate for "advice and consent". [20] Once confirmed, justices (and all state judges in New Jersey) serve for an initial term of seven years. After their initial term, the Governor may choose to nominate them for tenure, sending the nomination for tenure to the State Senate, which must again decide whether or not to grant advice and consent. Judges confirmed to a tenured position on the Court serve until they die, resign, retire or are retired, are impeached and removed, or reach the age of 70, at which point they are automatically retired. The Court consists of seven justices, one of whom serves as the Chief Justice. The Chief Justice may select judges from the Superior Court, senior in service, to serve temporarily on the Supreme Court when he determines it necessary to fill a vacancy.[21]

The salary of the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court is $192,795 while the salary of each Associate Justice is $185,482. Once in office, the salary of judges may not be decreased. While sitting on the bench, judges are not permitted to practice law or earn money from any other source.[22]

A majority of the General Assembly may pass articles of impeachment against a Justice, which the Senate will then try. Only a two-thirds majority will convict,[23] and the Senate may punish a convicted Justice with only removal from office and prohibition on holding future office.[24] After a Justice has been impeached by the General Assembly—but before the Senate renders a verdict on the charges—the Justice may not exercise any official function.[25] By virtue of accepting a position in the Executive or Legislative branches of government or becoming a candidate for political office, a Justice is considered as resigned from the bench.[26]

Should a Justice or Judge become "incapacitated" to the point at which they can no longer continue in office, the Court as a whole may notify the governor. The governor then appoints a three-member commission and, depending on their decision, may force them to retire.[27]

Current membership[edit]

By tradition, a partisan balance is maintained on the Supreme Court, with the sitting governor permitted to arrange his appointments so that his party has a one-seat advantage.[28]

The tradition of partisan balance can influence the governor's selection of a Chief Justice, a fact most recently demonstrated in 2006 when Chief Justice Deborah Poritz, a Republican, reached the mandatory retirement age. To avoid appointing a Republican to the highest judicial position in the state, then-governor, Democrat Jon Corzine instead elevated Associate Justice James R. Zazzali, a Democrat, to the chief justice position and appointed a Republican to fill the seat Zazzali had occupied. When Zazzali reached the age of 70 less than a year later, Corzine was able to nominate a Democrat, then-Attorney General and former federal prosecutor Stuart Rabner, to serve as Chief Justice. The state Senate confirmed Rabner on June 21, 2007, and he was sworn in as Chief Justice eight days later.[3]

Traditionally in New Jersey, the Governor re-submits for tenure the Justices whose initial terms have expired, and then-Governor Corzine followed this tradition with his re-appointments of Justices Long and LaVecchia. On May 15, 2009, then-Governor Corzine renominated Justice Albin, whose initial seven-year term would have expired on September 18, 2009.[4] Albin's re-appointment was cleared by the Senate on June 26, 2009.[5]

Republican Governor Chris Christie elected not to renominate Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. in May 2010 and instead nominated attorney Anne M. Patterson. After New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney refused to consider any nominee to Wallace's seat, Christie nominated Patterson to replace Justice Rivera-Soto who announced he would step down when his term expired in September 2011. The New Jersey Senate unanimously confirmed Patterson on June 28, 2011. She was sworn into a seat on the Court, replacing Rivera-Soto, on September 1, 2011.[6]

An impasse between Governor Christie and the Democratic State Senate resulted in longstanding vacancies, and the rejection or refusal to consider several Christie nominees. On May 21, 2014, a compromise was reported under which the Governor agreed to reappoint Chief Justice Rabner, and the Senate agreed to consider the nomination of Judge Lee Solomon, who is identified as Republican.[7]

Name Sworn in Term expiration Mandatory retirement Appointing Governor Party membership
Chief Justice Stuart Rabner 29 June 2007 None – Tenured June 30, 2030 Jon Corzine, Democrat
Democrat[29]
Jaynee LaVecchia February 1, 2000 None – Tenured October 9, 2024 Christine Todd Whitman, Republican
Independent[30]
Barry T. Albin September 18, 2002 None – Tenured July 7, 2022 Jim McGreevey, Democrat
Democratic[31]
Anne M. Patterson September 1, 2011 September 1, 2018 April 15, 2029 Chris Christie, Republican
Republican[32]
Faustino J. Fernandez-Vina November 19, 2013 November 19, 2020 February 15, 2022 Chris Christie, Republican
Republican[33]
Lee Solomon June 19, 2014 June 19, 2021 August 17, 2024 Chris Christie, Republican
Republican[34]
Vacancy (since May 20, 2010 when the seven-year term of Justice John E. Wallace, Jr. expired) (Democrat Mary Catherine Cuff temporarily assigned; Cuff will have to retire on August 28, 2017 when she turns 70 years old)

Chief Justices[edit]

The following individuals have served as Chief Justice:

Important cases[edit]

Judicial activism[edit]

The New Jersey Supreme Court has been involved with many cases of landmark importance. Some, such as Holmes v. Walton, foreshadowed better-known cases on the same topics. Some were precedent-setting as the case was overturned by a higher court with a different conclusion. [clarification needed] Since the 1970s, a number of the Court's major rulings have been seen as demonstrating a left-wing bent, and the court has been labeled as "activist".[35] "Generally speaking, an appellate court's judgment provides 'the final directive of the appeals courts as to the matter appealed, setting out with specificity the court's determination that the action appealed from should be affirmed, reversed, remanded or modified'".[11]

Constitutional law[edit]

David Brearly, author of the precedent setting Holmes v. Walton

The principle of judicial review in New Jersey was the result of then Chief Justice David Brearley's opinion in Holmes v. Walton (1780[36] or 1779[37]). While the case was decided against the plaintiff, the court's consideration of the matter asserted its ability to determine constitutionality.[38][39] This was followed up by the federal Supreme Court's case of Marbury v. Madison.

In State v. Post and State v. Van Beuren 20 N.J.L. 368, decided together, the constitutionality of slavery in the state was challenged on the grounds that the first article of the first section of the newly passed (1844) state constitution ("All men are by nature free and independent...") precluded it. The court by two to one (with one absence), rejected this stating that "the constitution has not ... abolished slavery."[40] Slavery was abolished nationwide by the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865.

Individual rights[edit]

The Court has delivered many cases concerning the rights of individuals, in many cases reading them expansively:

In 1966 Clover Hill Swimming Club, Inc. v. Robert F. Goldsboro and Division on Civil Rights (47 N.J. 25; 219 A.2d 161; 1966 N.J. LEXIS 180) the court ruled against the club, which had denied membership to an African-American. The club claimed that as a private organization it could choose its own membership although it had placed advertisements in local newspapers and magazines.

In State ex rel. T. L. O., 463 A. 2d 934 (1983) the court decided, against two lower courts, that a search of a student's purse without a warrant was unreasonable. This was appealed as New Jersey v. T. L. O. 469 U.S. 325 (1985) wherein the United States Supreme Court ruled that students and minors have a lower expectation of privacy, saying in its noted ruling that "school officials need not obtain a warrant before searching a student who is under their authority."[41]

In re Quinlan 355 A.2d 647 concerned the right to die of Karen Ann Quinlan, who was in a persistent vegetative state following prolonged respiratory failure. Her parents (and legal guardians) requested to have her ventilator removed, which the officials at the hospital refused to do. The court ultimately ruled in her parents favor. She continued to live without artificial respiration for several years afterwards.[42]

In 1988, the Court ruled in In re Baby M (537 A.2d 1227, 109 N.J. 396) that the surrogate mother of Baby M, despite previous rulings denying her custody, was entitled to visitation rights.[43]

In Desilets v. Clearview Regional Board of Education (647 A.2d. 150, 137 N.J. 585 (1994)), the Court ruled that Clearview did not violate students' free speech rights under the First Amendment or the New Jersey State Constitution.

Dale v. Boy Scouts of America (160 N.J. 562 (1999)) concerned the right of the Boy Scouts of America organization to expel a member for declaring himself to be homosexual. James Dale, the plaintiff, was a member of the organization for some years before he made his orientation public. Upon discovering this, the district BSA council revoked his membership. Dale sued for violating the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, which the court unanimously agreed applied to the BSA. The U.S. Supreme Court reversed in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000), a 5–4 decision.[44] Apprendi v. New Jersey, a later ruling, was also overruled.

In a 4–2 vote in 2000, the court struck down a law signed by Governor Christine Whitman requiring parental notification when abortions were performed on minor children. The court held that the privacy rights of the minors were paramount and were guaranteed by New Jersey's state constitution.[12]

The court's 2006 decision in Caballero v. Martinez concerned an illegal immigrant, Victor Manuel Caballero, who was injured during an accident while riding in an uninsured vehicle driven by an unlicensed person. The Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund, set up to cover injuries by uninsured drivers, refused to compensate him as he wasn't a legal resident. The Court on hearing his case overruled two lower courts and declared Caballero to be entitled to compensation from the fund, stating that "a person may be a 'resident' even if the intent to remain ultimately is not realized". Previously an individual who had lived five months with relatives was not a resident with respect to the Fund.[45][46]

In Lewis v. Harris,[when?] the Court returned a verdict requiring that the legislature must change state law, within 180 days, to afford equal protection to same-sex couples. The decision does not require use of the word "marriage," but rather equality of rights.[47]

Social and political cases[edit]

In Abbott v. Burke (1981), or Abbott I, which was filed on behalf of students of the most depressed school districts. The Court decided that a single test must be applied state-wide to determine if students were getting the constitutionally mandated education. Also, the Abbott districts are given state aid to match the operating budget of the richer districts.[48] Since then there have been seven "Abbott cases", many of which ended with the court finding the New Jersey Legislature's latest educational acts unconstitutional.[49][50]

In 1975 and 1983, two cases, both named Southern Burlington County N.A.A.C.P. v. Mount Laurel Township, were decided by the Court. The Constitution was interpreted to require that zoning authorities inclusionarily zone their land to create affordable housing, that the districts had to equally take on the required load of housing, and that exclusionary zoning was illegal.[51] These requirements are now commonly referred to as the Mount Laurel Doctrine.

In Democratic Party v. Samson (814 A.2d 1028) the Court allowed the state Democratic Party to change their candidate for the upcoming federal Senate race from Robert Torricelli to Frank Lautenberg despite the deadline having passed. In its opinion it cited previous cases before the Court, including one stating "Election laws are to be liberally construed", to decide that the change was in the interest of the electorate.[52][53][54]

State v. Kelly, 91 N.J. 178 (1984), is a Supreme Court case where the defendant, Gladys Kelly, was on trial for the murder of her husband, Ernest Kelly with a pair of scissors. The Supreme Court reversed the case for further trial after finding that expert testimony regarding the defense's submission, that Kelly suffered from battered woman syndrome, was incorrectly excluded as the syndrome was a proper subject for expert evidence despite being a new field.[55]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ Full text here "STATE of New Jersey, Plaintiff-Respondent v. Gladys KELLY, Defendant-Appellant", West Virginia State Web Portal

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