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|Office||Chief Justice |
|Type|| General Election|
|Filing Deadline|| April 21, 2003 - 12:00pm Central|
|Polls Open|| June 16, 2003 - 06:00am Central|
|Polls Close|| June 16, 2003 - 11:00pm Central|
|Term Start|| June 17, 2003 - 12:00pm|
|Term End|| October 26, 2006 - 12:00pm|
|Last Modified||New Jersey Politico July 18, 2020 10:23am|
In April 2003, Chief Justice Poritz was nominated by Governor James E. McGreevey to continue her service as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. |
Poritz was confirmed on a near party-line vote, with most Democrats voting to reconfirm and most Republicans voting to reject Poritz. Four Republicans voted to confirm: Senators Gormley, Cafiero, Bark, and Allen. The lone Democrat to vote no was State Senator Nia Gill, who did so based on concerns about racial profiling.
Poritz will continue to serve as Chief Justice until she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70 on October 26, 2006.