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(photo credit: NJ.gov)

(photo credit: NJ.gov)

The state senate has confirmed the first black woman to be on the New Jersey’s Supreme Court.  Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a 39-year-old former federal prosecutor, is just steps away from making history in the Garden State.  Pierre-Louis now needs to be sworn in, before officially joining the bench.

Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement:
    “I would like to congratulate Ms. Pierre-Louis, a first generation American and the first Black woman to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court. This is a historical day for our state. Ms. Pierre-Louis is a New Jersey success story who will bring more diversity to the highest court of the most diverse state in the country. She will provide a perspective gained by her personal and legal experiences to a Court with the ultimate legal responsibility for cases and issues that can have a real-life impact on generations of New Jersey residents.”

Pierre-Louis will also be the court’s youngest member by almost two-decades.