Chris Christie is a man who speaks big on the campaign trail. When Christie campaigned for governor of New Jersey he was going put an end to judges legislating from the bench, by appointing those that would look at the law not make the law.
He has already appointed enough justices to the State Supreme court to tip the majority. So how did that work out? Not well. Not well at all.
From Bench Memos,
“..after years of broken promises, Christie was ultimately reduced to nominating a series of ciphers, liberals, cronies, and hacks with judicial philosophies no different from the liberal judges they replaced. This pattern culminated in Christie’s re-nomination of Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, a judge so liberal and activist that he was rumored to be among Obama’s potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.(Christie endorsed Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court.) Worse still, all three Christie nominees on the state supreme court joined the activist gravy train for good this year, unanimously voting (even in Rabner’s absence!) to wrest control of housing policy away from the people’s elected representatives.
And when he says, in his defense, that the Democrat State Senate blocked some of his good nominees, well …you decide what ‘good’ means for yourself.