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Breaking News: Supreme Court Grants Emergency Stay in Warden Case

In a last minute hail mary plot twist, the School Charter Commission Election will be held tomorrow as scheduled. After Judge Anderson denied both a motion for reconsideration and a motion to stay, the City of Manchester filed a writ of prohibition to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire. The Supreme Court granted the emergency …

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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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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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Opportunity is Knocking. Will Chris Sununu Answer the Door?

So ConVal School District has sued over education funding. A copy of the lawsuit can be found in this New Hampshire Public Radio article. Essentially, ConVal urges the State Supreme Court to reprise its ongoing role as State Supreme School Board and order that the State has to use ConVal’s formula to determine the “cost …

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Something Steve’s Post on the Florida Supreme Court’s Recent Education Funding Decision Made Me Think Of …

Steve MacDonald recently posted Florida Court Invokes Separation of Powers in Refusal To Play ‘Adequacy’ Game in Public Education on Granite Grok. You should read it. You should also read the decision. As a parenthetical note, the Florida constitution -before the amendment in issue in the decision- actually contained the word “adequate”: Prior to 1998, article …

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KRISTIN RUGGIERO GOES TO THE SUPREME COURT

“Liars are always ready to take oaths.” —Vittorio Alfieri On Wednesday, September 21, The New Hampshire Supreme Court heard from Kristin Ruggiero. Kristin seeks to overturn her convictions arguing that the court should have excluded a photo of her cell phone number, and an intercepted telephone conversation that served as the evidence that brought her …

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