Harris Supremely Qualified

  • Thursday, May 24, 2012
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The Jersey Comeback has begun

Democrats Questioning Bruce Harris’ Understanding of the Law Is Outrageous Considering NJ Bar Endorsement, Backgrounds of Current SC Justices
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“Democrats Have Questioned [Bruce Harris’] Ability To Analyze Legal Arguments And Write An Opinion As An Associate Justice.” (MaryAnn Spoto, “Gov. Christie's N.J. Supreme Court nominee will not clear Senate Judiciary Committee, sources say,” The Star-Ledger, 5/22/12)

 

 

 

 

At The Same Time, The New Jersey Bar Association Had Announced That
Bruce Harris Is Qualified To Sit On The State Supreme Court.
(Jenna Portnoy, “N.J. Bar Association is OK with Gov. Christie's choices for Supreme Court,” The Star-Ledger, 5/23/12)

 

Bruce Harris’S Experience Is In Line With Current Justices

 

Chief Justice  
Stuart Rabner

Justice  
Jaynee LaVecchia

Justice  
Barry Albin

Justice  
Helen Hoens

Justice  
Anne Patterson

Bruce Harris

Days Awaiting Confirmation:

17 Days

4 Days

64 Days

32 Days

420 Days

122 Days And Counting

Age At Nomination:

46

45

50

52

51

61

Party Affiliation:

Democrat

Independent

Democrat

Republican

Republican

Republican

Education:

Princeton, summa cum laude

Douglass College

Rutgers University

College of William and Mary

Dartmouth, magna cum laude

Amherst College, magna cum laude

Harvard Law, cum laude

Rutgers Law

Cornell Law

Georgetown Law, cum laude

Cornell Law

Yale Law

 

 

 

 

 

M.B.A, Boston University

Clerkship:

U.S. District Court of New Jersey, Judge Dickinson Debevoise

 

 

U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge John Gibbons

 

 

Judicial Experience:

 

Director & Chief Administrative Law Judge,
Office of Administrative Law,
1989 – 1994

 

Judge,
Superior Court,
1994 – 2006

 

 

Government Experience:

Attorney General,
Office Of The Attorney General,
2006 – 2007

Director, Division of Law,
Department of Law and Public Safety,
1994 – 1998

Assistant Prosecutor, Passaic and Middlesex Counties,
1978 – 1982

 

Deputy Attorney General & Special Assistant To The Attorney General,
Office Of The Attorney General,
1989 - 1992

 

 

Chief Counsel,
Office Of Governor Jon Corzine,
2006

Deputy Chief Counsel,
Office Of Governor Thomas Kean*

Deputy Attorney General,
Division of Criminal Justice,
1976 – 1978

 

 

 

 

Chief – Criminal Division,
U.S. Attorney’s Office
1986 – 2006*

 

 

 

 

Private Sector Legal Experience:

 

 

Partner,
Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer,
1982 – 2002

Partner,
Lum, Hoens, Conant Danzis & Kleinberg

Partner,
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti LLP,
1992 – 2011;
Associate,
1983 – 1989

Counsel,
Greenberg, Traurig,
2005 – Present

 

 

 

Associate,
Pitney, Hardin

 

Counsel,
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland, Perretti, LLP,
1992 – 2005*

Public Service Experience:

 

Commissioner,
Department of Banking and Insurance,
1998 – 2000

 

 

 

Mayor,
Chatham Borough
2012 – Present
Council Member,
2004 – 2012

Private Sector Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

Manager,
AT&T,
1981 – 1989

 

 

 

 

 

Manager,
New England Telephone Co.,
1973 – 1981


* Held multiple positions within the same office. Title reflects most recent position held.
Press Contact:
Michael Drewniak
Kevin Roberts
609-777-2600

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