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Measure Details

Relating to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

New Hampshire Ballot Measure - Question 2

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Government Operations
Government Operations
Judicial Branch

Yes
294,164
(48.84%)

No
308,094
(51.16%)

Measure Text

Are you in favor of amending article 73-a of the second part of the constitution to read as follows: [Art.] 73-a [Supreme Court, Administration.] The chief justice of the supreme court shall be the administrative head of all the courts. The chief justice shall, with the concurrence of a majority of the supreme court justices, make rules governing the administration of all courts in the state and the practice and procedure to be followed in all such courts. The rules so promulgated shall have the force and effect of law. The legislature shall have a concurrent power to regulate the same matters by statute. In the event of a conflict between a statute and a court rule, the statute, if not otherwise contrary to this constitution, shall prevail over the rule.

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