Due to a major Appellate Division argument of my own in a mass tort case on Tuesday of this week, I missed the announcement that five trial level judges are receiving additional temporary assignments to the Appellate Division.  The Appellate Division anticipates some retirements at the fast-approaching end of the term.  The untimely death of Judge Higbee, and the fact that Judge Guadagno has reached th

Back in May, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced a list of eleven potential nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States.  As discussed here, one of those candidates, Judge Thomas Hardiman, currently sits on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.  Trump has now offered another ten names.  None of those come from New Jersey or from within the Third Circuit.

Chief Justice Rabner announced today that Judge Greta Gooden Brown is being temporarily assigned to the Appellate Division.  That assignment is effective on August 1, 2016.

A graduate of Douglass College and Rutgers-Newark School of Law, Judge Brown was nominated to the bench by Governor Corzine and took her seat in Passaic County in 2009.  She began her service in the Criminal Division and later moved to the Family Part.  She has been Presiding Judge, Family, since July 27, 2014.  Before h