With two of 17 judgeships unfilled and the federal bench in the state deemed in a state of judicial emergency, New Jerseyans may be disappointed if the November election result fails to break the gridlock. If Hillary Clinton succeeds President Obama, the status quo is reinforced; if the “unpredictable” Donald J. Trump is elected all bets are off.
New Jersey Law Journal (subscription required) | September 15
The nomination of Abid Qureshi, who could potentially become the first Muslim American federal judge, highlights Obama’s views about the importance of a diverse judiciary. But political strategy may be a factor as well.