NJ Supreme Court Staffer Suggests Merkt Could Be Sued for Calling for Impeachment

Excerpted from The Auditor, published Oct 29, 2006, by The Star Ledger:

merkt.jpgA Republican lawmaker’s call to impeach all seven members of the state Supreme Court because of its decision on gay marriage apparently didn’t go over too well with the justices.

The Auditor was told a judiciary staffer paid a call to Republican staff offices a day after the decision to voice irritation at Assemblyman Richard Merkt (R-Morris), who had issued the statement. During the visit the staffer “joked” that state law prohibits threatening judges, and since Merkt didn’t make the comments on the Assembly floor, he wasn’t immune from prosecution…

“The court doesn’t like the fact that I am calling them out,” [Merkt] said. “I’m delighted I got their attention.”

Continue reading at NJ.com…

This article was posted on Sunday, November 5th, 2006 at 3:40 pm and is filed under "Civil Unions" & "Gay Marriage", Court Decisions & Judges. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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