Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle Statement on Pierre-Louis Supreme Court Nomination

“Today is a historic day. Today, Governor Murphy announced the historic nomination of Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court, the first person of Haitian descent and the first black woman to ever sit on this court.

Across our 50 states, 33 states do not have a woman of color on their highest court. Today’s announcement paves the way for New Jersey to abandon its grim place on this list.

In a moment of intense national anguish over the unlawful death of black individuals, today’s decision shows that change is happening here in New Jersey, progress is happening here in New Jersey.

Each time we raise up the voices of our community and ensure that everyone is represented in our government we come that much closer to achieving the true meaning of democracy and justice.”

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