Partisan Public Defender Attacks Christie Over Partisanship

I’m not surprised by PolitickerNJ’s latest article which claims that Christie has tried to “bully” partisan attackdog Yyvonne Segars into resigning. She’s no saint though as PolitickerNJ points out:

“In 2008,  state agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that Segars improperly fired a deputy based on her political affiliation, just weeks before Gov. Jon S. Corzine announced plans to nominate her to be a Superior Court judge.

The state agreed to pay $250,000 to Christine Leone-Zwillinger, a former deputy public defender, who was a supervisor in a unit that represented children who were abused.

A month after Segars took office, Zwillinger was fired.

The judgeship was scuttled when Republican state Sen. Gerald Cardinale blocked her nomination based on Zwillinger’s court case.”

Segars is basically going to remain in power until the Senate Democrats confirm Assistant Deputy Public Defender Joseph Krakora as her replacement. The Senate Democrats will never let it happen.

12 thoughts on “Partisan Public Defender Attacks Christie Over Partisanship

  1. I seriously think he has a problem with African-Americans. First Justice Wallace and now Public Defender Segars.

  2. You should talk to people at the public defender, she's been a lousy administrator and the staff overwhelmingly want her gone.

  3. This from a guy who posts on every single article bitching about it. And now the governor is racist! Eat shit, cockmongler.

  4. To anon…that may be so, but there's a legal way to go about removing someone. And its not with intimidation, or illegal tactics, or his usual bullying. Maybe he doesn't think African – Americans should be in the legal profession. Who knows?

  5. Rick that is a pretty silly statement, his Attorney General, Paula Dow, is of African-American descent. CC had no problem appointing and promoting persons of color when he was the United States Attorney.

    She's been held over for 4 years. Maybe Corzine should have reappointed her, but he failed to do so, like he failed to do for so many deserving Dems. Unfortunately for her, and many others, the D's lost the Governor's mansion. The Governor has decided to appoint a career public defender in her place.

    She got caught — and NJ taxpayers had to pay — for her firing a career public defender because the underling had the gall to do volunteer work for the GOP. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

  6. The American Political landscape has deteriorated over the past few years due to media bias. We need to stand up for our rights and take back our society from Big Pharma, Big Tobbacco, Big Insurance and really just big companies. It is time for our elections to cease being purchased.

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