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Bar News - February 9, 2007


Ever Wondered Where the Term “Slip Opinions” Comes From?

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The members of the NH Supreme Court draw their case assignments from slips placed in a silver pitcher donated to the Court sometime in the 1950s by the widow of Robert James Peaslee, who served as chief justice from 1924-1934. The cases are then researched by the individual judges before they come together to make their decisions. The pitcher was a wedding gift given to the Peaslees in 1917 when he was an associate justice. The At-a-Glance column is based on these monthly slip opinions; they can be found online at the Court’s Web site, http://www.courts.state.nh.us/.

 

 

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