Americans for Prospertity Opposes Christie’s Supreme Court Picks

Steve Lonegan, Executive Director of the New Jersey Chapter of Americans for Prosperity and Governor Chris Christie’s opponent in the 2009 GOP gubernatorial primary, has come out in opposition to Christie’s nominees for the State Supreme Court.

Chatham Mayor Bruce Harris and First Assistant Attorney General Phillip Kwon were nominated by Christie in January.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings on their nominations on March 22.

In a press release issue last night, Americans for Prosperity said that they expected to testify against the nominations and that it ” will be mobilizing its army of more than 60,000 citizen activists as part of its efforts to have impartial, originalist justices confirmed to the state’s highest court.”

“After careful review and consideration of these nominees, Americans for Prosperity cannot endorse their confirmation to the state’s highest court and will work to see that they are not confirmed by the state Senate,” Lonegan said.


 “The governor was elected on the promise to change the makeup of the court by replacing activist justices with originalists who will interpret the law, not make law from the bench,” continued Lonegan, “and Americans for Prosperity was fully prepared to support him in achieving this goal.


“However, there is nothing in the backgrounds of either of these nominees to assure us that Mayor Harris or Mr. Kwon will practice judicial restraint and put a stop to this court’s endless usurpations of the powers of the other branches of government if seated on the Supreme Court.”

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, NJ Supreme Court, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

3 Comments on “Americans for Prospertity Opposes Christie’s Supreme Court Picks”

  1. Steve Who? said at 9:19 am on March 2nd, 2012:

    Steve Lonegan is sooooo 2009. He’s been utterly irrelevant ever since.

  2. Sour Grapes said at 9:09 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    When is Steve Lonegan going to realize he’s yesterdays news? He and Anna Little both need a reality check. No one cares what they have to say and they just need to make noise. Blah, blah, blah, blah Steve; you’re a LOOSER! GO HOME! Thank you, signed America

  3. Bob English said at 9:09 pm on March 2nd, 2012:

    That would not happen to be the same “Americans For Prosperity” which was founded by oil billionaire David Koch?? It’s one of several groups fronting their special interests.