- Associated Press - Thursday, June 2, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey’s Supreme Court is getting a new associate justice following a long impasse over the political balance of the court.

Lawyer Walter Timpone will be sworn in Thursday during a ceremony at Seton Hall University Law School. Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to attend.

Timpone’s nomination was part of a deal between the Republican governor and Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney, in which Sweeney agreed to advance Christie’s nominee in exchange for picking a Democrat.

Christie earlier picked Republican Judge David Bauman, whom Sweeney vowed to oppose. Christie said he changed his mind after Sweeney told him he could get a vote if he nominated a Democrat.

Timpone’s nomination leaves three registered Republicans, three Democrats and an unaffiliated justice on the court.

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