Senate Judiciary Committee Will Hold Hearings on Rabner and Solomon Nominations on June 16

Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Union), the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced that the Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on Governor Christie’s nominations of Chief Justice Rabner for tenure and Judge Lee Solomon for an initial term on the Supreme Court.  Those hearings will occur on June 16.  Since the tandem nominations are the result of a deal between Governor Christie and Senate Democrats, it is expected that both nominees will clear the Judiciary Committee and be confirmed by the full Senate.  Unless something unexpected comes out in Monday’s hearings, confirmation of both nominees would also be the right result.