March 26, 2012
Peter G. Verniero was interviewed for this article on a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court asking if it is within the bounds of the state Constitution to require judges in the state to pay 9 percent more toward their pensions. The article stated, "Former Justice Peter Verniero, who listened to nearly two hours of arguments in the gallery, acknowledged the pressure the justices will face in ruling on a judicial matter, but said they are used to deciding high profile, controversial cases." "Whichever way the court decides it will engender criticism," said Verniero. "My guess is the justices will put those thoughts aside and focus on what they heard today and what they've learned in the briefs and what they learned from their own review of the law."