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NJ judge shortage reaching crisis level, with huge delays for thousands. ‘This is catastrophic.’


Scale of justice

The New Jersey Judiciary is facing a crisis with a historically high number of judicial vacancies – currently 68 – and growing. The state Senate is expected to convene this summer to help plug the holes.Getty Images

Mushrooming judicial vacancies are exacting a heavy toll on New Jersey’s court system.

The price: Justice delayed or denied for thousands of residents.



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