“The exemplary and highly qualified judges confirmed by the Senate will make significant contributions to our state’s judiciary, and I am especially proud that the majority of today's slate of 11 new judges are from diverse communities. Across the past four years, we have remained committed to ensuring vacancies in our courts are filled by highly qualified individuals who demonstrate unwavering integrity and a dedication to service, and who look like the residents of New Jersey that they are sworn to serve. I look forward to continuing to make progress on filling vacancies at the Superior Court, and I am hopeful that the 15 additional Superior Court nominations that I have made will move through the Senate swiftly.
I am especially honored that Rahat Babar, who serves as Special Counsel for Litigation in my Counsel's Office, was confirmed as a Superior Court Judge today. Rahat’s contributions to my office over the last three years have been invaluable, and his strength of character and intellect will continue to serve New Jersey well in his new role.”