The Star Ledger reports “N.J. Attorney General Paula Dow leaves office after nearly 2 stressful, sometimes frustrating, years.”
“Still, rumors of her departure swirled for months, and it was no secret that she wanted to be a judge. In December, Gov. Chris Christie granted her wish, choosing her for the Superior Court in Essex County. But her place on the bench will have to wait until the governor and the county’s Democratic senators agree on her and other nominations.”
On March 14, 2010 I wrote to Governor Christopher Christie, with attached documentation, requesting his assistance and intervention. Due to government employees non-compliance with the law, I called upon him to cause an investigation into a most egregious travesty of justice and violations of oaths of office, breach of responsibility and statutory protocol, Obstruction of Justice, malfeasance of office and abuse of power.
“Pursuant to N.J. Constitution, Art. V, Sec. IV(5), The Governor may cause an investigation to be made of the conduct in office of any officer or employee who receives his compensation from the State of New Jersey, except a member, officer or employee of the Legislature or an officer elected by the Senate and General Assembly in joint meeting, or a judicial officer. He may require such officers or employees to submit to him a written statement or statements, under oath, of such information as he may call for relating to the conduct of their respective offices or employments. After notice, the service of charges and an opportunity to be heard at public hearing the Governor may remove any such officer or employee for cause. Such officer or employee shall have the right of judicial review, on both the law and the facts, in such manner as shall be provided by law.”
On March 29, 2010 I received a reply from Governor Christie stating that he asked Attorney General Paula Dow to review the information I sent to him and reply to me directly. Attorney General Dow did not reply to me and has failed to respond to Governor Christie’s directive. Contact information was given to the A.G.’s office for a Private Investigator from New Hampshire who went to New Jersey in May 2009 for further investigation into the matter and he was never contacted. This Private Investigator is well respected in New Hampshire and his investigation revealed gross violations of N.J. Statutes including contributory negligence which meet the requirements of culpability N.J.S.A. 2C:2-2; 26:6.
Governor Christie was made aware of the fact that A.G. Paula Dow had failed to respond to his directive. I have had no response from Governor Christie as of yet.
How does Paula Dow justify a judgeship when she has failed in her duties, oath and public trust as New Jersey’s top law enforcement officer?
How can Governor Christie justify his nomination of Paula Dow where she lacks integrity and public trust?