When Justice James Zazzali was nominated in 2000, the Democratic labor lawyer resisted being pinned down to any judicial philosophy, saying only that he would be "sensible." Since taking the bench, Zazzali has been sensible, but on tough calls he does look out for the rights of employees, consumers, unions and the poor. He is not shy about taking a more expansive view of the rights of individuals over corporations or government.
Judicial Profile: Justice James Zazzali
New Jersey Law Journal
February 16, 2004