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James Duggan

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James Duggan
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Court Information:
New Hampshire Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $149,000
Appointed by:   Jeanne Shaheen
Active:   2001-2012
Preceded by:   Sherman Horton, Jr.
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Georgetown University
Law School:   Georgetown Law Center

James E. Duggan was an associate justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. He was appointed to this position by Governor Shaheen in January of 2001. He entered retirement on January 13, 2012.[1]


Justice Duggan is a graduate of Georgetown University and Georgetown Law Center.[2]


Duggan worked as the Director of New Hampshire's Appellate Defender Program. He taught at the Franklin Pierce Law Center from 1977 until he joined the Supreme Court in 2001.[2]

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Duggan received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.79, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is less liberal than the average CF score of -0.99 that justices received in New Hampshire. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[3]

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