New Jersey Supreme Court

The New Jersey Supreme Court is the highest court of justice in the New Jersey Judiciary.  There is one Chief Justice and six associate justices.[i]  The Chief Justice can temporarily appoint judges of Superior Court who are senior in service to become Supreme Court judges as needed.

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort in matters relating to all State and Federal Constitution issues.[ii]  It hears and decides appeals from the lower courts, and those cases in lower court where appellate judges have not agreed on an issue or issues.

Supreme Court has the authority to create rules regarding state court administration, and proceedings.  It also can make rules relating to the entrance to the Bar and the members of the Bar. 

New Jersey Supreme Court Website: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/supreme/index.htm

[i] N.J. Const., Art. VI, Sec. II, Para. 1 

[ii] N.J. Const., Art. VI, Sec. II, Para. 2


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