Week ahead: Prohibit MT governor from altering judiciary’s budget request; extending North Dakota’s “Temporary” Court of Appeals

February 9

Montana Senate Judiciary Committee

SB 235 Provides governor may not alter judicial branch budget proposals but must direct them to legislature unchanged.

North Dakota House Judiciary Committee

HB 1076 Extends authorization for Temporary Court of Appeals until 2020.

February 10

February 11

New Hampshire House

HB 246 Specifies failure to deliver a jury nullification instruction subjects judge to impeachment for maladministration.

CACR 8 Provides judges to be nominated by the Governor and the Council and confirmed by a majority of the Legislature in joint session.

February 12

February 13