Harris was voted down 7-6 by members of the State Senate Judiciary Committee. This is a major defeat for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was optimistic that Harris would be confirmed as early as the morning of the hearing.
I testified in opposition to his nomination, not because of his personal background (really, who cares that he's a gay black man?) but because of both his lack of courtroom experience and the presence of many, many much more capable and accomplished attorneys in the State of New Jersey.
In short, Bruce Harris is not the best man for the position.
You can hear my testimony by clicking on this link (look for the 10:00 am, May 31st State Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and load the audio; as its the full Harris hearing it can be interesting, but my testimony and subsequent questioning starts at the 3:44 mark).
FOR REFERENCE: My prepared remarks on the Harris nomination follow:
Other assorted coverage of the Harris hearings, my testimony and the Republicans' reaction to it:
Paul Mulshine's running blog and opinion column Thursday on NJ.com.
The Star-Ledger's running commentary, calling me out for giving the most novel opposition (see 2:13 note).