NJ court: Tea party bid to oust senator must wait

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2009 file photo Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaks about health care reform during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg) (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

March 16, 2010 11:12:16 AM PDT
A New Jersey appeals court ruled Tuesday that a conservative tea party group should have the right to try to throw a U.S. senator out of office, but also said the group would have to wait for a final decision by a higher court before proceeding.