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