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Fabiana Pierre-Louis Becomes New Jersey Supreme Court’s First Black Woman Justice

By Dana Givens September 3, 2020

This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court made history by swearing in Fabiana Pierre-Louis as the newest Supreme Court justice. She is the first Black woman to be chosen for the role and was nominated by Gov. Phil Murphy back in June. The state Senate confirmed the decision last week. “I’m incredibly proud that the Senate has unanimously confirmed Fabiana Pierre-Louis as the next Associate Justice to serve on New Jersey‘s Supreme Court,” Murphy said in a statement to ABC7 News after the Senate confirmation.

“Fabiana is an exceptionally talented attorney, and will now have the historic distinction of becoming the first Black woman to be seated on our state’s highest court. I am honored to have put her name forward, and to see someone with a different set of life experiences and perspectives on our Supreme Court, a judicial body where New Jerseyans from all walks of life turn for justice. I also thank Senate President Sweeney and Chairman Scutari for their support and conducting a thorough, fair, and open confirmation process.”

Black Enterprise

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