A judge who has failed to rule on dispositive motions for more than 500 days in a family law case has apologized for the delay, but won’t be pinned down on when a decision will be issued.

Mercer County Assignment Judge Mary Jacobson expressed regret for not completing her review of the pending motions in a letter Tuesday to plaintiffs counsel in Kavadas v. Martinez. The case is a constitutional challenge to New Jersey’s practice of revoking driver’s licenses from parents who are in arrears on child support without holding a hearing. But Jacobson would only says she would “do my best to complete the decision as quickly as possible.”

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