From Ipse Blogit and NMC, it looks like there may be a constitutional showdown in the works. The MSSC is none to happy about budget cuts and has put forth an order saying that Barbour can’t cut the judiciary into financial oblivion.

Here’s the MSSC order

The appellate, chancery and circuit courts of the state and their support offices including the Administrative Office of Courts shall remain open, performing the constitutionally-mandated responsibilities of the Judicial Branch of government.

Section 27-104-13 is not applicable to the legislative appropriation to the Judicial Branch, and the State Fiscal Officer shall not impose those reductions announced on January 22, 2010 to the judicial appropriations.