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Hon. Marie L. Garibaldi
(1934- )
Courtesy, Administrative Office of the Courts, Media Services, Trenton, NJ.

Marie L. Garibaldi, a native of Jersey City, is the first woman to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court. She was appointed by Governor Thomas Kean in 1982.  A former Weehawken municipal judge and partner in a prominant New Jersey law firm, Garibaldi wrote the majority opinion in several cases affecting women. " I was the first woman with six white men. In 17 years we now have three women and an African-American.  I don't know if it affected the decisions of the court, but it affects the perception of the community to our decisions." This official portrait was made in 1995.

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