Former Supreme Court Justice Disagrees With Age Limit

March 22, 2012 – In The News
NJ Today
Former New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long recently discussed with NJ Today her retirement from the high court and the selection process for Supreme Court nominees.

When asked about the committee’s selection process, Long said, “This is the Supreme Court. This is the last chance that our fellow citizens have for the vindication of their rights. I don’t have any problem with the committee looking into every aspect of a nominee.”

She went on to say that the current state of the New Jersey Supreme Court is “excellent,” and in “excellent hands.”

Long also spoke about her recent departure from the New Jersey Supreme Court due to the mandatory retirement age of 70. Long said that losing someone’s judicial experience because of an “arbitrary birthday doesn’t seem the way things should be operating.”

Virginia Long recently joined Fox Rothschild LLP as Counsel in the firm’s Princeton office where she assists clients with ethics and appellate matters, corporate governance and governmental integrity investigations and serves as a mediator in alternative dispute resolution matters.

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