Wants out

    N.J. Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto has asked that he not be renominated to his seat. Soto recently sent a letter to Gov. Chris Christie asking that his time be up when his term expires in September, the Associated Press reports.

    The Republican justice has been sitting out votes lately in protest of a temporary justice filling a vacancy. Typically, New Jersey justices serve seven year terms before being considered for tenure until age 70.

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