MacDonald Questioned By Democrats At Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing
New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald faced sharp questions from Democrats during his Executive Council confirmation hearing to become the state's next supreme court Chief Justice.
But he also had strong backing from New Hampshire's legal community.
MacDonald told the Council he'd separate his personal views from his role as a judge if confirmed.
"We all have personal beliefs, we all have thoughts we all have opinions, that's part of who we are," MacDonald said. "The essence of what a judge does is to exercise on a continual basis, the discipline of setting that aside and focusing on the law and the facts."
When asked about abortion, MacDonald said he he considers Roe v Wade settled law that he would be bound to follow.