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Volinsky Lies. It Was NOT About Abortion.

This: Tyrion’s (hereinafter I shall refer to Volinsky as Tyrion in accordance with my latest nom-de-twitter for him #TyrionVolinsky) piece tells us much more about Tyrion’s qualifications to be Governor than it does about MaxDonald’s qualifications to sit on the New Hampshire Supreme Court. More specifically, Tyrion views the judiciary as a Super-Legislature that only …

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MacDonald’s N.H. Supreme Court Nomination Defeated

The Executive Council today rejected Governor Sununu’s nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The vote was along party lines, with Councilors Russell Prescott and Ted Gatsas in favor, and Michael Cryans, Andru Volinsky, and Debora Pignatelli opposed. The vote follows Cryans’s announcement in a Valley …

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Who’s Influencing State Supreme Court Nomination?

What follows is cross-posted from a Cornerstone alert sent out today, with fair warning about Executive Councilor(s) trying to inject abortion into the nomination of Gordon MacDonald to the state Supreme Court, and with due acknowledgment that I’m a Cornerstone consultant. Governor Sununu has nominated Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to be Chief Justice of the New Hampshire …

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Did You Know Supreme Court Nominee Gordon MacDonald Supports a STATE Constitutional Right to Abortion?

This: Actually, Roe -with its trimester scheme for abortion: abortion on demand in 1st trimester; only regulations to protect mother’s health in 2nd trimester; restrictions/prohibitions on abortion with exceptions for “health of mother” in 3rd trimester- was replaced in 1992 by Planned Parenthood vs. Casey’s “undue burden” standard. But I digress. The thing to keep …

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court is About to Get a Lot More Liberal/Activist

Governor Sununu has nominated his Attorney General, Gordon MacDonald, to replace retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Lynn. Lynn was the closest thing to a judicial conservative on the Supreme Court. There are unmistakable signs that MacDonald is not. First, let’s define judicial conservative. A judicial conservative is a completely different animal from a judicial liberal …

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Say Hello to the Claremont Income Tax … and Thank You to our Wonderful Attorney General

So last week, a single Superior Court Judge decided he was the State’s Education-Czar and implicitly ordered -while, of course, claiming he was doing no such thing- the State to -at a minimum- triple spending on public education … which would require a massive expansion in spending by State government (at least an additional $1.6 …

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