by Hank Kalet / NJ Spotlight
The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted unanimously to send the Supreme Court nomination of Faustino Fernandez-Vina to the full Senate for confirmation, paving the way for the Camden County judge to become just the second Christie appointee to be seated on the state’s highest court.
A vote of the full Senate is the next step for the nomination. According to a spokeswoman for the Senate Democrats’ office, no votes are on the calendar. And Sen. President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) has until the end of the year to schedule one for Fernandez-Vina.
Michael Drewniak, spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie, said in a statement that Fernandez-Vina is a “highly qualified candidate with a distinguished legal career,” who “will bring diversity, integrity, and wisdom to the Court.”
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