Bassett sworn in as Supreme Court justice
CONCORD — Jim Bassett, 55, of Canterbury was sworn in Thursday as the 107th member of the N.H. Supreme Court.
The long-time Concord attorney pledged to live up to the confidence others have shown in him and told the 150 or so family, friends, associates, members of the judiciary and other state officials, “I have no personal agenda, political or otherwise,” but to be an impartial justice.
Bassett was nominated by Gov. John Lynch, who administered the oath of office Thursday. His nomination was approved by the Executive Council last month.
Bassett was a senior litigator and shareholder of the Concord law firm of Orr & Reno, where he practiced for 27 years before accepting the Supreme Court appointment.
He replaces Associate Justice James Duggan, who retired earlier this year.
READER COMMENTS: 1
- Pat Buchanan: Barack Obama is the spectator President - 0
- Jonah Goldberg: Obama's 'idiot' defense - 1
- Another View: Amendments to the Senate casino bill make it worth passing - 4
- Charles Arlinghaus: On Medicaid expansion, the right answer is, 'not yet' - 2
- Deroy Murdock: A bloated state necessarily bullies, as the IRS did - 3
- Kathy Sullivan: The IRS scandal exposes flaw behind tax-exempt politicking - 24
- Pat Buchanan: For what should Americans die? - 1
- Your Turn, NH: Common Core will be a costly burden for students, taxpayers - 10
- Jonah Goldberg: The IRS was only following Obama's lead - 15
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NH Senate kills House-passed gas, tobacco tax hikes - 0
- Senate Finance Committee rejects Medicaid expansion - 5
- Man wielding pipe robs Cumberland Farms in Goffstown - 0
- Buchholz moves to 7-0 as Red Sox post win - 0
- Gambling bill scuttled, 'Now it is going to be really tough' for budget - 29
- NHIAA Roundup: BG girls’ tennis team sweeps Pinkerton - 0
- NHIAA box scores, summaries for May 22 - 0
- Officials say Goffstown High ‘safe’ after threat of violence - 1
- Manchester Community College graduates told ‘speak your minds’ - 0
License revocations for DWI announced
Memorial Day events in New Hampshire
Consider Nevada: Gambling always expands
- Should adultery remain a crime under U.S. military law?
- Total Votes: 641