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Jaynee LaVecchia

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Jaynee LaVecchia
Court Information:
New Jersey Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $185,000
Active:   2000-2024
Past position:   New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and Insurance
Past term:   1998-2000
Past position 2:   Director, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Law
Past term 2:   1984-1998
Personal History
Born:   10/9/1954
Party:   Independent
Undergraduate:   Douglass College, 1976
Law School:   Rutgers School of Law, 1979

Jaynee LaVecchia is a justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. She was sworn in for a term to begin February 1, 2000. She is now tenured on this court until October 9, 2024, when she reaches the age of mandatory retirement at 70.[1]


LaVecchia received her B.A. from Douglass College in 1976 and her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in 1979.[2]


  • 2000-2024: Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court
  • 1998-2000: New Jersey Commissioner of Banking and Insurance
  • 1989-1998: Director and Chief Administrative Law Judge
  • 1984-1998: Director of the Division of Law in the Department of Law and Public Safety
  • 1979-1984: Deputy attorney general and attorney in private practice[1]

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. LaVecchia received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.25, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.05 that justices received in New Jersey. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[3]

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