Senator Gerald Cardinale, the senior Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement on the release of Anne Patterson from the committee:
“Anne Patterson has unshakable credentials as a legal scholar with high ethical standards and a demonstrable judicial deportment. I am pleased that the full Senate confirmed her for a seat on the Supreme Court this evening.
“It is unfortunate that the Senate Democrats failed to consider her nomination last year. The actions of the majority party denied the court and the people of New Jersey the services of a highly qualified jurist. With tonight’s vote Justice Patterson will finally take her seat on the bench.”