Supreme Court Will Review State v. Buckner (Recall Judges Case)

Yesterday, as expected, the Supreme Court announced that an appeal as of right has been filed, and had been accepted by the Supreme Court, in State v. Buckner, 437 N..J. Super. 8 (App. Div. 2014).  The Appellate Division’s 2-1 decision is discussed here.  The question presented to the Supreme Court, as phrased by the Clerk’s Office, is “Does N.J.S.A. 43:6A-13(b), which authorizes the recall of retired judges for temporary service, violate provisions of the New Jersey State Constitution?”  This is likely to be one of the blockbuster constitutional law cases in the current Supreme Court term.