N.J. Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll is no longer being considered as a Superior Court judge. Gov. Chris Christie today withdrew his nomination of Carroll for the position.
Carroll, among the state’s most conservative legislators, told the Star-Ledger he didn’t expect approval from the bar association, though Christie did not give the state bar association enough time to vet Carroll.
Until the association vets Carroll, the Senate Judiciary Committee won’t move forward. It’s not clear if Christie plans to renominate the assemblyman in the future, but Carroll will seek his ninth term in the Assembly.