Governor Murphy Directs the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Judge Lisa Payne Thornton
“For more than two decades, the State of New Jersey and its local communities benefited tremendously from Judge Thornton’s dedicated public service and legal acumen,” said Governor Murphy. “As the first Black woman to serve as an Assignment Judge in New Jersey history, she will be remembered not only as a talented judge but as an inspiring trailblazer in her field. It is with great sadness that we mourn Judge Thornton’s passing and extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family, friends, and colleagues.”
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