Gov. Hassan is appointing Judicial Selection Commission to advise on nominations
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is appointing a Judicial Selection Commission to advise her on judicial nominations.
By executive order, Hassan on Tuesday created the 11-member commission and named its members - including Manchester’s police chief and Nashua’s mayor.
Hassan said the commission will seek out and evaluate qualified candidates and make recommendations on appointments.
She said the commission should consider potential candidates’ integrity, legal intellect and ability, temperament and commitment to justice, among other factors.
The commission will be co-chaired by Attorneys Emily Rice and James Rosenberg.
Its first task will be to come up with potential nominees for three circuit court judgeships that will soon be vacant due to retirements.
All judicial nominations are subject to approval by the five-member Executive Council.