New Jersey: Fabiana Pierre-Louis is set to become the first black woman in the New Jersey supreme court after the senate commonly confirmed her nomination on Thursday.
Welcomed as a sharp lawyer with a diverse background in public and private speaking, the 39-year-old will also be the youngest justice to sit on the state’s highest court, that is, Supreme court.
Fabiana Pierre-Louis is most likely to take her seat on the bench of highest justice from the next term that is going to start in early September. Walter Timpone, the justice whom she will replace, will cross the mandatory retirement age that is 70 years old in November but has agreed to leave early, said Sen. Nicholas Scutari, chairman of the Judiciary Committee
Pierre-Louis has confirmed by the votes of 39-0, where only one senator was absent, Nia Gill delivered her support for the new associate justice. Many of the lawmakers noted a history was made ahead of the vote in the Senate chamber which preceded the centennial of women’s right to vote, but also her cast and color made the history.
All the members are happy about the success of the Young lady!!
Sen. Troy Singleton, D-Burlington said, “Today is the historic day in New Jersey, there’s is no doubt about that. But what makes it more special is that she is uniquely well qualified for the post. Not because of the color of her skin but because, as what Martin Luther King had said, the content of her character, and her great accuracy.”
Sen. Gerald Cardinale, R-Bergen, said that as a nominee of Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, Pierre-Louis is unlikely to vote in agreement with him on many cases. But he is confident that she is going to make all that decision with all her honesty and not under the pressure of any loyalty to political philosophy.
Cardinale, who during questioning of Pierre-Louis, asked her if she is a communist, during her confirmation hearing and who likes to find flaws in judicial candidates said that he doesn’t find any flaws in Pierre-Louis.
Pierre-Louis, who attended the vote with her husband and two sons, declined to comment on anything.
Pierre-Louis Early Life
Pierre-Louis is born in New York and raised in Brooklyn and Irvington. She graduated from Rutgers University and received her law degree at Rutgers University Law School. After earning her degree she worked for associate Justice John Wallace, the last African – American to serve on the court and whose who’s the seat she’ll reclaim.