Hearing on second Christie nominee to N.J. high court expected by early May

Gov. Chris Christie expects a hearing within the next few weeks for the next of his New Jersey Supreme Court nominees.

The governor anticipates Bruce Harris will get a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee late this month or the first week in May.

The committee rejected the nomination of Phil Kwon last month.

Christie says he hasn’t decided yet whom he’ll select to fill the other vacancy on New Jersey’s highest court.

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“I clearly want to nominate a second person and I will nominate one. I just don’t know about the timing, whether Harris’ nomination will be heard first and then subsequently we’ll nominate somebody or whether I’m going to be able to decide on a person in time so that we can have both hearings at the same time,” Christie said.

The governor said Wednesday he’ll pick the best person for the job, but would not say whether that nominee will be a Republican.

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