Coming Up: Week of February 15, 2010

Session End

New Mexico – 2/18

Hearings

Maryland HB 417 (Constitutional Amendment) Requires judges of the Orphans’ Courts in the city of Baltimore only be attorneys.

Maryland SB 398 Provides that the date for trial of a criminal matter in the circuit court shall be set by the county administrative judge or a designee of the judge. Authorizes a county administrative judge to delegate to any judge, committee of judges, or officer or employee of the Judicial Branch of State government any of the administrative responsibilities, duties, and functions of the county administrative judge.

New Hampshire HB 1343 Declares, in part, that any “Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America.” Specifies acts which would cause “nullification” and that in the event such an act takes place, “all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually.”