Assembly Judiciary Chair Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) issued the following statement on today’s Senate confirmation of State Supreme Court Justice Fabiana Pierre-Louis:
“Today’s confirmation of Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the Supreme Court sets a historic precedent in our judiciary for women, immigrants, and all people of color.
“Ms. Pierre-Louis’ seat on the State Supreme Court is well-earned, and her well-rounded career as a federal prosecutor, defense attorney, and civil lawyer and her Jersey bona fides make her supremely qualified for the Supreme Court. Our state’s rich heritage and true value lie in its diverse communities; and our courts should be a reflection of the people they serve.
“We will all greatly benefit from her dedication to justice and legal acumen for years to come. This is a proud and historic day for our state.”