N.J. Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long Required to Retire

March 5, 2012 – In The News
The Newark Star Ledger

After serving New Jersey's judiciary for 34 years, the last 12 on the highest court, Virginia Long stepped down on March 1, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.

On the last day she sat for oral arguments, Justice Barry Albin told her, “I have no doubt that you will be regarded as one of the greatest jurists of your generation and perhaps of any generation.”

Young said of her retirement, “It is sad that things are changing but it’s also exciting because new people will bring new blood and a whole new way of looking at things. And just as long as they stay – and I know they will – as collegial and industrious and brilliant and wonderful as they are, we don’t have anything to worry about.”

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