Christie nominates 2 to N.J. Supreme Court

    Gov. Chris Christie has nominated 2 people to the New Jersey Supreme Court.

    Judge David Bauman would become the first Asian-American to serve on the court.Robert Hanna is president of the state Board of Public Utilities.

    The Republican governor and Democrat-led Senate have clashed over prior judicial nominees.

    The Democrat-controlled Judiciary Committee voted down Christie’s most recent choices for the court and the panel stalled his first nominee for a year before giving her a hearing.

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    The governor angered Democrats early on by failing to give tenure to a moderate justice who was the court’s only black member.

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