New Jersey Supreme Court issues one opinion from Feb. 20-26

The New Jersey Supreme Court issued one opinion from Feb. 20-26. As of Feb. 26, the court issued 11 opinions in 2023—the same as this point a year ago. The one opinion is below:

From Feb. 20-26, state supreme courts issued 154 opinions nationally. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued the most with 45. State supreme courts in 19 states issued the fewest with zero. Courts where judges are elected have issued 97 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 57.

The New Jersey Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort and has seven judgeships. The current chief of the court is Stuart Rabner. The court issued 55 opinions in 2022 and 2021. Nationally, state supreme courts issued 9,243 opinions in 2022 and 10,133 in 2021. The courts have issued 1,224 opinions in 2023. Courts where judges are elected have issued 781 opinions, while courts whose members are appointed have issued 443. New Jersey is a Democratic trifecta, meaning Democrats control the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.

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