Michael Booth The sponsor of a constitutional amendment to lift New Jersey’s 53-year-old ban on moonlighting by state judges has pulled the measure from consideration in the face of strident opposition from the judiciary.

“The grand pooh-bahs are dead set against it,” Michael Patrick Carroll, R-Morris, told the Assembly Judiciary Committee at a meeting on Thursday, referring to Chief Justice Deborah Poritz and to Judge Richard Williams, the head of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

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