Governor Murphy announced yesterday that he is nominating Justice Patterson for tenure on the Supreme Court. Justice Patterson has served with distinction on the Court for the past seven years. She has written important and well-crafted opinions, and she has made herself available for frequent appearances on continuing legal education panels and other desirably activities beyond her duties on the Court. Early indications are that this nomination should have smooth sailing. In my view, that is exactly as it should be. Justice Patterson well deserves confirmation for tenure.