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For Immediate Release


Kate Coscarelli

Sr. Director, Communications


Statement from New Jersey State Bar Association President Kevin P. McCann on DePascale v. State of New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK: New Jersey State Bar Association President Kevin P. McCann released a statement in response to today’s landmark Supreme Court decision.


“Today’s decision means the New Jersey Judiciary, among the most respected in the nation, will remain free from political retaliation when judges make an unpopular but just decision. On its face, the case was about the paycheck a judge takes home, and the court rightly found that decreasing that amount resulted in a reduction in compensation. More importantly for the people of New Jersey, however, this case and this decision is about maintaining the integrity of the judiciary and confirming the right of every resident to resolve disputes in an independent court system, where experienced judges apply the law and the facts of the case objectively.”