Additional commentary by
(member of the House Petitions & Redress Committee)
here to download PDF)
this is the official petition as filed with the House Clerk in the fall of 2009, in advance of the 2010 session
PETITION FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCE
TO: The Honorable House of Representatives
FROM: Petitioner Representative Peter Silva. Hills. 26
DATE: September 24, 2009
SUBJECT: Grievance of Denise-Marie McIntosh. Nashua. New Hampshire
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 2, Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "All men have certain natural, essential, and inherent rights - among which are, the enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing, and protecting, property; and, in a word, of seeking and obtaining happiness. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this state on account of race, creed, color, sex or national origin;" and
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 12, Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "Every member of the community has a right to be protected by it, in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property;" and
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 32, Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "The people have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble and consult upon the common good, give instructions to their representatives, and to request of the legislative body, by way of petition or remonstrance, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer;" and
Whereas, the New Hampshire Bill of Rights at Article 3], Part First of the New Hampshire Constitution provides that "The legislature shall assemble for the redress of public grievances and for making such laws as the public good may require;"
Now, Therefore, your Petitioner, Representative Silva on behalf of Denise-Marie McIntosh, hereinafter presents the particulars of her grievance against the State of New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Children, Youth, and Families and invokes the constitutional authority and duty of the Honorable House of Representatives pursuant to said Articles 33 and 32 to bring about their redress:
During the course of the District Court hearings, Judge Bamberger gave legal advice to William McIntosh to pursue custody in the Superior Court matter.
The parenting plan of the Superior Court instituted by Marital Master Alice Love requires Denise-Marie McIntosh's visitation to be supervised by the Nashua visitation center, which has refused to host the visitation effectively denying contact.
Wherefore, your Petitioner prays that the House of Representatives:
Accept the within Petition for Redress of Grievance for enrollment and by vote of the House of Representatives appoint a committee to hold public hearings and examine into the circumstances hereof: and following such hearings and examination, recommend to the full House of Representatives that it:
Determine if there was maladministration on the part of the Part of Judge Bamberger and amend the laws of the State accordingly.
Respectfully submitted by Petitioner Representative Silva on Behalf of Denise-Marie McIntosh.
Rep. Itse, Rock. 9
Rep. Hogan, Hills. 25
September 24, 2009
2010 New Hampshire House Petition pages:
Grievance of Denise-Marie McIntosh
Grievance of Greg and Sarah Clarkson
Grievance of Candy Knightly
Grievance of Debra Ann Adams
Grievance of Patricia Patterson
Grievance of Jeanette Dionne
Grievance of Hope Nardone
Grievance of Dorothy Knightly
Grievance of [Petitioner's Name Redacted]
Grievance of David Johnson
Grievance of Vincent Milano
Grievance of the voters of the of town of Hudson school district (actually filed without their permission by Rep. Lars Christiansen)
Grievance of Timothy Dupont
Grievance of Joseph S. Haas