State supreme court vacancy count for June 2024

In this month’s state supreme court vacancy update, Ballotpedia tracked announced retirements, nominations, appointments, confirmations, and the swearing-in of justices from June 1, 2024, to June 28, 2024. Ballotpedia tracks court vacancies in all 52 state supreme courts.

Announced retirements:

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) announced on June 10, 2024, that Justice Lee A. Solomon would resign from the New Jersey Supreme Court later this year. He was initially nominated by former governor Chris Christie (R) in 2014. In 2021, Murphy renominated Solomon to the state’s highest court, and, upon confirmation, Solomon received tenure, allowing him to serve until the state’s mandatory retirement age of 70. Solomon will retire on August 17, 2024. In the same press release, Murphy announced his intention to nominate former acting Attorney General John Jay Hoffman to succeed Solomon.

Candidates nominated, appointed, and confirmed:

The South Carolina State Legislature appointed Letitia H. Verdin to the South Carolina Supreme Court on June 5, 2024. Verdin was the final candidate remaining following the resignation of both of her opponents in late May 2024. In their resignation announcements, both candidates cited their lack of votes necessary to win the nomination. South Carolina is one of two states that use the legislature to elect justices to the state’s highest court. Virginia is the other state that uses this process. Verdin will replace Chief Justice Donald Beatty when he retires on July 31, 2024.

Justices sworn in:

No justices were sworn into office in June 2024.

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