Indeed this guy was not qualified. This on the heels of Christie's other affirmative action pick for the Supreme Court being rejected little less than two months ago. Phillip Kwon rejected from N.J. Supreme Court, Korean leaders form political action committee
Even the homosexual community wasn't to upset with Harris's rejection. They supported him, but since he stated that he would recuse himself from any case dealing with "gay marriage" they did not shed a tear for this queer.
Some principled "conservatives" did oppose Harris. AFP’S LONEGAN DELIVERS TESTIMONY OPPOSING NOMINATION OF MAYOR BRUCE HARRIS TO STATE SUPREME COURT
Americans for Prosperity state director Steve Lonegan testified today in opposition to the nomination of Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris to the New Jersey Supreme Court.
...Not only does Mayor Harris fail in this regard, but the only clues we have about his judicial philosophy are potentially disqualifying.
I’m not alone in expressing concern over Bruce Harris’ judicial philosophy. Prominent national conservatives, including Ed Whelan, Andy McCarthy, Carrie Severino, and Maggie Gallagher, have all expressed vocal opposition to his nomination, seriously questioning his commitment to faithfully interpreting the constitution.
How would Mayor Harris handle the court’s increasingly legislative role? Does he believe the court should develop education policy?
Should it dictate the appropriate level of housing subsidies? Should the court rein in its recent excesses, acknowledging that fundamental policy questions should be left to our state’s elected representatives?
The only indication we have of Mayor Harris’ judicial philosophy is from an email he wrote in 2009 defending the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Lewis vs. Harris, concerning same-sex marriage...
Christie went all out for Harris even having the GOP leadership throw Senator Michael Doherty, the lone NJ State Senator to endorse Ron Paul for president, off the Judiciary Commitee.
Beck to replace Doherty at Harris hearing
Doherty is apparently out of state, however sources inside the Senate said Doherty, among the most conservative members of the legislature, was uncomfortable with being forced to vote on the controversial nominee, who is openly gay and has advocated in favor of same sex marriage.
Harris' path to the court will likely be stalled today as Democrats have raised concerns about his qualifications and the partisan make up of the court should he be confirmed.