New Jersey governor Chris Christie has vowed to keep fighting a state Supreme Court decision that prevented him from reining in funding to some of his state's poorest school districts, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
"I'm not going to back off," Christie told The Journal. "This is going to be a continuing fight between me and the Supreme Court."
Christie plans to nominate two new state Supreme Court justices who won’t be as bound to the Abbott v. Burke decision, the legal precedent that has forced the state to spend billions on poor and underfunded districts.
"Eventually, the court is going to admit it was wrong or I'm going to be able to change the court so that the new members are not as tethered to the Abbott decision," Christie told The Journal.
"I'm hopeful that I'll be able to appoint justices who understand their job is to interpret the law, not to make the law, and to interpret the constitution, and not amend the constitution from the bench. That's what the Supreme Court has done over and over again," Christie said, referring to court mandates for spending on both education and affordable housing.