NH Voices: Mary Tenn and Scott Harris — Selecting our next Supreme Court justice: What lesson will NH’s Executive Councilors teach?
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On this July 4th, we were reminded of our country’s birth and the early civics lessons of our founders. Benjamin Franklin, at the time of the Constitutional Convention, is credited with teaching that the republic is ours — if we can keep it. He cautioned that our nation survives only so long as we, the people, cherish and preserve its institutions.
The Executive Council will have the chance, when it votes on the nomination of Attorney General Gordon MacDonald to serve on the New Hampshire Supreme Court, to affirm or whittle away at the independence of our courts.