For the first time in modern history, a Senate Judiciary committee has rejected a New Jersey Supreme Court nominee. The committee voted 7-to-6 against Phil Kwon who would have been the first Asian American on New Jersey’s highest court. Most of the Democrats on the committee were not satisfied with the answers Kwon gave about his political affiliation and financial transactions involving a liquor store owned by his wife and mother. Suffering a rare political defeat, Governor Chris Christie claims Democrats acted in a way to regain political credibility with their base. “Today was a political payback for pension and benefit reform by the Democratic party,” said Christie. “They all voted ‘no’ with the exception of Senator Stack.They all followed the union line like lemmings.” Christie says he hopes his other Supreme Court nominee, Bruce Harris, can get a fair hearing within the next couple of weeks.