Senator Kelly Ayotte

Senator Kelly Ayotte

Monday, November 29, 2010

KingCast, Dave Coltin, Rhonda Tapply and others testify against NH Justice Linda Dalianis and Robert Lynn's ascensions on the State High Court.

(Dalianis vids tonight)

6:50p 7:35p Still here..... More on this later this evening and in coming days, below I posted my filing about both Jurists as posited with the Executive Council. Yes, Kelly Ayotte is involved in the Dalianis nomination because she repeatedly overlooked and rubber-stamped outright lawlessness.



  1. From the Union Leader.

    Appointment wise, it is distressing that our Supreme Court was dominated by white men for centuries and I celebrate that Justice Dalianis and Justice Conboy thankfully brought gender diversity to the Supreme Court.

    However, Justice Dalianis is not the best choice for the Chief Justice position. New Hampshire should have a Supreme Court that is representative of the people of our state. From the feel of the Hearing it unfortunately seems that New Hampshire will likely still have an all white Supreme Court lacking in racial balance, diversity and representation of the people that the Court presides over.

    I also firmly believe that Justice Dalianis’s own remarks at the Hearing that she is not an experienced administrator and her timidity when addressing her abilities as an administrator are an extremely good indicators that Justice Dalianis is not the right candidate for the position of Chief Justice and administrator of all the courts, judges and marital masters in our state in addition to administrator of Court operations and budgets. There are many excellent candidates that can be recommended from organizations across the country that will lead to bringing in a more appropriate Chief Justice who is extremely experienced as an administrator as well as a jurist who would impartially address the problems we have in our judiciary and not be partial to professional relationships and friendships within our oftentimes intimate, elite and self-protective judiciary and BAR.

    The article by Mr. Fahey seems to be unbalanced reporting and not representative of what occurred at the Executive Council Hearing on November 29, 2010.

    Mr. Fahey's article consisted of 640 words (as counted by Microsoft Word 2007). Of 640 words, less than 100 words were dedicated to people who did not support the appointments of Justice Dalianis and Justice Lynn.

    The word count in this article is an important measure (and surprising indication of reported/editor bias) because the Executive Council (by their own count) allowed 15 people to speak in favor of Justice Dalianis and 15 to speak against. One would thus expect reasonable symmetry in an article written on the subject with similar word counts both for and against the appointments.

    Of further interest is that Mr. Fahey stated in his article that "Several critics spoke...". 15 people speaking in opposition to the appointment of Justice Dalianis is certainly more than "several".

    I am an avid reader of many papers and a former journalist and find this type of reporting disappointing, misleading and frankly very surprising (shared as subscriber and daily reader of the Union Leader).

    Mike Puiia
    Mike Puiia Forensic Investigations and Trial Consultancy
    Office: 603-380-1718
    Fax: 877-209-4157

  2. Looks like Judge Lynn was tied in with the Brown v. Board violations against Ralph Holder as well, he was supposed to investigate Master Fishman and the GAL but did NOTHING.

    Then Judge Kelly told a flat out lie:

    Wednesday, 09 November 2005 00:00 | Written by Larry Clow

    Newton man protests at Portsmouth District Court
    Ralph Holder held a solitary protest in front of Portsmouth District Court on Thursday morning, calling for the dismissal of marital master Harriet Fishman, whom he claims unfairly used race as a determining factor in custody proceedings involving his 9-year-old son.

    Holder, who is African American, went through divorce proceedings in the Brentwood Family Court in 2003. According to documents provided by Holder, when determining who should be awarded custody of his son, Fishman ruled his son should live with his mother in Haverhill, Mass., because he would be “lonely” as the only African American student in Newton, N.H., where Holder lives.

    “It’s intentional, court-ordered segregation,” Holder said. Forcing his son to go to school in Haverhill “exacerbated the emotional trauma of the divorce,” Holder said, adding that the school was located in a high-crime area.

    Holder stationed himself outside of Brentwood Family Court last week with signs calling for Fishman’s removal; however, he soon learned she had been transferred to Portsmouth District Court. Standing outside the court on a windy morning, Holder attracted a few curious glances from people entering and exiting the court.

    Holder staged the protest to “expose the judicial bias” that he said is often found in custody proceedings. He has filed complaints with the state and the federal departments of justice and he said he is considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state.

    “I’m not going to allow the judiciary or anyone else to infringe on my son’s constitutional rights,” he said.

    Calls to the Portsmouth Family Division were referred to the Family Division offices in Concord. Judge Edwin W. Kelly, administrative judge for the Family Division, said he was unaware of the protest and had no personal knowledge of Holder’s case. Kelly said that race is never used as a determining factor in custody decisions.

    “Absolutely not. This is the United States of America,” he said.

  3. “In A.J’s best interest I recommend that he attend the Burnham School in Haverhill (MA)….Furthermore, the issue of diversity is real. A. J. would likely find it lonely being the only Black child in a school in NH. He has a rich Black Heritage of which to be proud. He can share with and learn from other children of his color and it can enhance his growing up years in numerous ways. In Haverhill (MA), he has that opportunity far more that it exists in NH.”

    –Patricia Frim, Esq., Court Appointed Guardian ad Litem, 07/14/03