Taxpayer Standing History

Aug 26, 2018 by

Taxpayer lawsuits have proceeded in New Hampshire since 1863, over a century and a half ago.
Click here for a copy of The Standing Issue in Taxpayer Suits by Chuck Douglas.
It explains the history of such suites and the Supreme Court decisions that eliminated that right.
Constitutional Amendment Question 1 on the November ballot would overturn those Supreme Court decisions.

Question 1 in November would add the following to Article 8 of the NH Constitution Bill of Rights:
“The public also has a right to an orderly, lawful, and accountable government Therefore, any individual taxpayer eligible to vote in the State shall have standing to petition the Superior Court to declare whether the State or political subdivision in which the taxpayer resides has spent, or has approved spending, public funds in violation of a law, ordinance, or constitutional provision. In such a case, the taxpayer shall not have to demonstrate that his or her personal rights were impaired or prejudiced beyond his or her status as a taxpayer.”

Click below to read earlier detailed Granite State Taxpayers comments on CACR 15 (Question 1):
Taxpayer Standing Matters 8/12/2018.
Taxpayer Standing on the November Ballot 5/8/2018.
Taxpayer Rights Meeting with video of Chuck Douglas Speech 6/5/2018.
Taxpayers Deserve Legal Standing 1/25/2018.
GST Supports CACR 5 (same issue as CACR 15) 6/2/2015.

Click here read and download CACR 15, the Act Passed to put Question 1 on the Ballot in November.

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