Christie on New Jersey Court’s Pension Decision: “The Judiciary Has No Business Meddling” With Legislators


In an interview on “Fox News Sunday” over the weekend, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talked about his state Supreme Court’s recent pension decision, and how he was “proud” of the court for ruling the way it did. summarizes the statements:

Christie […] cited last month’s 5-2 state Supreme Court ruling saying he had the legal right to cut $1.57 billion in payments to New Jersey’s ailing public worker pension system. The governor said “it’s a conservative decision, and I’m proud of it.”

“(They said) in (the pension) decision that the judiciary has no business meddling in the businesses of the executive and legislative branches,” Christie said. “That’s in the opinion. If we had those kinds of justices and more of them, we would not have had the same-sex marriage decision that we had last week. We wouldn’t have had the Obamacare decision. So if the Christie type of judges had been on that court in the majority, we would have won those cases in the Supreme Court rather than lost them.”

Christie last week kicked off his presidential bid.


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