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Archive: July, 2012

POSTED: Tuesday, July 3, 2012, 6:32 PM

This summer will bring a new line-up of judges on the Burlco Bench.  Two new recruits will be sworn in this month to shake up the Superior Court in Mount Holly.  The following month, a heavy-hitter will be elevated to an appeals court. 

The score: 15 judges in the current line-up, plus two, minus one, for a new team of 16.  Assignment Judge Ronald Bookbinder says two more will give the county what it needs to keep cases moving along at a clip.     

Paula Dow, once New Jersey's attorney general, will join the  bench in a couple of weeks.  Dow recently asked Gov. Christie for the assignment after Essex County senators blocked her appointment there, invoking the unwritten rule of senatorial courtesy. 

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