1971: Elected to the New Jersey Assembly, where he served three terms.

1976: Authors and introduces legislation that becomes the Casino Control Act, allowing casinos in Atlantic City.

1977: Wins election to the state Senate.

1982: Appointed Superior Court judge by then-Gov. Tom Kean.

1989: Leaves the bench to help Jim Florio's successful run for governor. He then serves as Chief of Staff.

1990-94: Chairs the Casino Control Commission.

1996: Returns to private law practice.

2001: Re-appointed to the bench as a Superior Court judge.

September 2009: Three-count complaint filed

Feb. 1, 2010: Retired from the bench.

July 19-20, 2010: Hearing before the Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct