Representative Weber Expresses Concern about the Passage of CACR 26
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE –Representative Lucy M. Weber, issued the following statement regarding the passage of CACR 26, a constitutional amendment which allows the legislature to replace court rules by passing laws.
“Part I, Article 73 of the New Hampshire Constitution provides for the separation of powers between the legislative, judicial and executive branches. CACR 26 gives the legislature the express power to make or overturn administrative rules of the judicial branch,” stated Representative Lucy Weber. “Can you imagine how outraged the legislature would be if the NH Supreme Court could make rules of procedure for the legislature? This CACR disrupts the balance of power between the legislature and judicial branches which is an essential part of our system of checks and balances.”