Confirmation hearings set for New Jersey Supreme Court nominees
TRENTON - (AP) - The two Supreme Court nominees that Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey's Senate president struck a deal on will get confirmation hearings Monday.
Sen. Nick Scutari, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tells The Associated Press that he is scheduling hearings for Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and Superior Court Judge Lee Solomon.
Scutari says he looks forward to moving the Judiciary forward after an extended period of controversy.
The Republican governor and Democratic Senate president announced an agreement last month that paves the way for Rabner to be re-confirmed for tenure and Solomon the be confirmed for an initial seven-year term.
A seventh seat on the bench will remain vacant, to be filled temporarily by the senior judge on the Appellate Court.