Can someone help me understand where in the Emergency powers legislation it says Governor Chris Sununu can now simply suspend state laws to suit his desires? This is the Emergency Powers law. This is the Executive Order suspending the opt-out portion of state law regarding vaccine registries.
What exactly is the point of NH laws if a governor can now just override laws passed by our duly elected legislature in order to do the federal government’s bidding? What’s next?
For those of us concerned about the Governor’s executory overreach, thus far, the courts have failed us. Based on the initial volley of cases trying to limit the Governor’s emergency powers, it seems hard to find an honest judge who will defend the NH Constitution.
I’m curious whether someone could bring suit under Article 2B of the NH Constitution, which passed in 2018 with more than 80% support: “[Art.] 2-b. [Right of Privacy.] An individual’s right to live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent.”I don’t see how suspending a law that protects this sort of privacy can be viewed as anything other than massive overreach… But, I won’t hold my breath.