SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

 

 

Under authority conferred by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the following Administrative Order is issued.

Pending distribution of writs bearing the signature of the next Chief Justice of the Superior Court, all writs bearing the signature of former Chief Justice Walter L. Murphy shall be considered valid.1

 

 

January 2, 2004                                                              _______________________
DATE                                                                             ROBERT E.K. MORRILL
                                                                                            Administrative Judge

 

1Parsons v. Swett, 32 N.H. 87, 88 (1855) (writ issued over signature of former chief justice of superior court upheld)
Smith v. Tallman, 87 N.H. 176 (1934) (writs issued by clerkless courts upheld although test not authenticated by clerk’s signature).  
Opinion of the Justices, 119 N.H. 325, 326 (1979) (act providing for universal writ to be used by district and municipal courts not constitutionally infirm).