Executive Council confirms state Supreme Court nominee

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Executive Council has confirmed Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s first nominee to the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

The council unanimously approved Manchester attorney Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi, known by family and colleagues as Bobbie Hantz, to replace retiring Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy.

No one spoke against her nomination at a public hearing on Monday, when she won praise from attorneys, advocates and law enforcement officials. She was questioned on her views regarding the second amendment, her judicial philosophy and the fact that she was on the governor’s judicial selection commission until she applied to join the state’s highest court.

Though Hantz has been active in Republican politics and is on the board of directors for a free-market think tank, she has said she would cut political ties if confirmed.

Associated Press