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maverickthree

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New Hampshire Supreme Court Scandal
« on: March 03, 2004, 01:28:39 pm »

A while back I recall there was quite a scandal involving
pretty much the entire New Hampshire Supreme Court.
Can anyone fill us in as to how that all played out?
Thank you.
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Karl

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Re:New Hampshire Supreme Court Scandal
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2004, 01:39:33 pm »

Not the whole court, but a slim majority, with regards to their absurd interpretation of the N.H. Constitution in the infamous Claremont decisions on school funding.

Here's a web site that documents the whole Claremont debacle:

http://www.mainstream.com/nhpolitics/

One of the offensive judges, Brock, is to retire (already has?) and be replaced by a Benson appointee.  There is hope that the Claremont decisions will be overturned.
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Re:New Hampshire Supreme Court Scandal
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2004, 03:26:49 pm »

Well that and the fact that there were Supreme Court justices who were not required to recuse themselves from hearing (not deciding on) and influencing cases they had a conlict of interest on.

I believe (could be wrong) that was the reason for the impeachment trial...
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Re:New Hampshire Supreme Court Scandal
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 03:28:08 pm »

HOW exactly was that judge NOT impeached?

"Cherish" = "To Support"???   ???
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Re:New Hampshire Supreme Court Scandal
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2004, 03:46:34 pm »

Well that and the fact that there were Supreme Court justices who were not required to recuse themselves from hearing (not deciding on) and influencing cases they had a conlict of interest on.

I believe (could be wrong) that was the reason for the impeachment trial...

The only connection to the impeachment hearings and the Claremont decisions is that a number of lawmakers are upset with the ruling and are therefore hyper-critical:


AP story:
"What began as an investigation into whether a New Hampshire judge tried to influence the Supreme Court over his divorce appeal now threatens to end the career of the state's chief justice.

Chief Justice David Brock is accused of lying under oath, calling a lower-court judge about a case involving a powerful state senator and soliciting comments from a fellow justice about the judge's divorce case."

http://www.seacoastonline.com/2000news/7_12b.htm
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Re:New Hampshire Supreme Court Scandal
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2004, 04:03:34 pm »

HOW exactly was that judge NOT impeached?

"Cherish" = "To Support"???   ???

The House drew up Articles of Impeachment. The Senate voted not to convict. Just like Clinton.
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