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Examples of impact of
current court spending levels

State Financial Crisis Affects Courts

Court Budget Funding Lawsuit Filings

Coverage and Commentary

NOTE: Due to varying policies regarding online access, some newspaper links may no longer access free content.

December 2010
More cuts coming for N.H. courts, Seacoast Online, December 21

November 2010
Editorial: Court Isn't Just An 'Agency', Union Leader, November 22

October 2010
Court Budget Lawsuit is 'Son of Claremont', Letter to Bar News, October 6
Attorney Douglas Replies to "Court Funding Suit Was ‘Son of Claremont’"

September 2010

Lawsuit Over Court Funding
Petition for Injunctive, Declarative Relief & Writ of Mandamus
Patricia Baxter, Wayne Haggie and Kristy Haggie, Jane Doe, executrix of Estate of John Doe, and Jack Doe v. State of New Hampshire and Catherine Provencher, its Treasurer Filed Sept. 28, 2010, Merrimack County Superior Court
Editorial: Lynch's Funding Priorities Skewed, Union Leader, September 30

July 2010
A NH injustice: Culture over courts, Union Leader, July 25
Judicial budget cuts a cause for concern, Nashua Telegraph, July 20
Chief Justice Broderick's letter to NH Citizens

April 2010
Broderick Continues to Warn of Budget Cuts Impact, Union Leader, April 29
Editorial: Will Justice be Stopped Dead in its Tracks?, Foster's, April 23
Chief Justice Warns of Budget Cuts' Effects, Seacoast Online, April 22
Broderick: Courts Do Need to Be Treated Differently, Foster's, April 21
Court Processes Slowing Down, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune, April 20
Superior Court Impact
District Court/Family Division Impact
Probate Court Impact
Statutory Timeframes for Action on Cases
Cost Allocation Analysis of Highway-related Cases
 ♦ NH Public TV NH Outlook, Interview with Chief Justice Broderick, NHBA President Jim Tenn and attorney Cathy Green, April 16
 ♦ Chief Justice Pans Proposed Court Cuts,Union Leader, April 16
 ♦ Judicial Branch Resisting Further Budget Cuts, Bar News, April 16
 ♦ NH Association for Justice Revenue Proposal, April 15
 ♦ Margaret Kerouac letter regarding Family Law impacts, April 15
 ♦ Court Budget Documents Presented at Legislative Hearing, 1-Page Summary of
$4 million in cuts' impact
, April 13
 ♦ Gov. Lynch Unveils $85 Million in Cuts Plus Layoffs, Union Leader, April 8

March 2010
 ♦ Fast facts about the judicial branch, From the Judicial branch, March 29
 ♦ Rockingham Prosecutor Reams: 'A disaster for justice', Foster's, March 20
 ♦ The Courthouse Doors Must Stay Open, Bar News, March 19
By NH Bar Association President James J. Tenn, Jr.
 ♦ Boston Bar: Budget Cuts Endanger Courts, Boston Globe, March 10
 ♦ CJ Broderick: March 8 Court budget status letter, March 8

February 2010
 ♦ Justice at Risk: Justice Broderick Speech at Syracuse Law, February 22
 ♦ Furloughs Scheduled; Court Budget Tightens, NH Bar News, February 19

June 2009
 ♦ Courthouse Doors Are Slowly Closing, By Ellen L. Arnold, 2008-2009 NH Bar Association President
 ♦ Letter from Chief Justice to Governor Lynch, June 9 
 ♦ Chief Justice: Court Budget Update, June 8

April 2009
 ♦ Budget Update - Chief Justice's Letter to Court Staff, Apr. 10

March 2009
 ♦ Bar Members Give Mediocre Grades to Courts in Survey, Bar News, Mar. 13

February 2009
 ♦ Chief Justice Urges Staff  to EconomizePortsmouth Herald, Feb. 25
 ♦ Cheshire County Officials Protest Proposed Keene Court Moves, Keene Sentinel, Feb. 21
 ♦ No Jury Month in Rockingham County , Portsmouth Herald, Feb. 18
 ♦ NH Court Closings in the News, NY Times, Feb. 16  
 ♦ Cost-cutting hits courtsNational Law Journal, Feb. 16 

December 2008
 ♦ State Courts Cut Back, NH Public Radio, Dec. 24
 ♦ NH Spotlighted in State Court Budgets Article, LA Times - Dec. 22 
 ♦ Jury Session Cancellations UnusualNY Times - Dec. 9 
 ♦ Impact of jury session cuts in Strafford Co., Foster's - Dec. 9 

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