Bill Text - HA1 (2010)

House Address: for the removal of Michael Garner, marital master in the judicial branch family division in Laconia, Belknap county, from his said office.


Revision: Dec. 10, 2009, midnight

HA 1 – AS INTRODUCED

2010 SESSION

10-2472

09/04

HOUSE ADDRESS 1

AN ADDRESS for the removal of Michael Garner, marital master in the judicial branch family division in Laconia, Belknap county, from his said office.

SPONSORS: Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Ingbretson, Graf 5; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock 3; Rep. Hinkle, Hills 19; Rep. Seidel, Hills 20

COMMITTEE: Joint Legislative Committee on Address

ANALYSIS

This address seeks the removal by address of Michael Garner, marital master in the judicial branch family division in Laconia, Belknap county, from his said office.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

10-2472

09/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Ten

AN ADDRESS for the removal of Michael Garner, marital master in the judicial branch family division in Laconia, Belknap county, from his said office.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

The House of Representatives and Senate in General Court convened, under Part 2, Article 73 of the New Hampshire Constitution, satisfied that the public good requires that Michael Garner, Marital Master, should no longer hold and retain his judicial office and that there is reasonable cause for his removal, respectfully address and request the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, to remove said Marital Master Michael Garner from office.

The cause for removal of the said Michael Garner is that he brought his office and the judiciary into disrepute, and exceeded his constitutional authority and abused his discretion, resulting in the failure to preserve the rights of individuals appearing before him of their liberty by not providing an impartial interpretation of the laws, contrary to Part I, Article 35 of the New Hampshire Constitution, when he recommended to the presiding justice an order removing a child from an educational setting on the basis of religious prejudice, depriving them of their liberty of conscience guaranteed by Article 4 and their religious freedom guaranteed by Article 5 thereof.

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