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New Hampshire

115 ABA Journal New Hampshire articles.

Lawyer who blamed sleep apnea for case inaction faces 3-year suspension

A lawyer who blamed sleep apnea for his inaction on a case should be suspended but not disbarred, according to a recommendation by the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct…

Women arrested for going topless at beaches lose constitutional challenge in state supreme court

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled that a city topless ban that applies only to women does not violate constitutional rights to equal protection or freedom of speech.


Breakdown: Prisons, jails house mental health patients who’ve committed no crimes

Some states use local jail cells to hold mental health patients. New Hampshire stands alone in its legal treatment of mental health patients within state prison walls.

Judge orders Amazon to provide Echo recordings in double homicide case

A judge in New Hampshire has ordered Amazon to release recordings from an Echo device in the Farmington home where two women were found fatally stabbed in January 2017.


Proposed Florida law resurrects the debate around the legal duty to help someone in distress

Florida would be in a distinct minority of states if it imposes a duty to rescue people in distress. The rule in the United States is you have no duty to rescue a stranger, and legal scholars are divided on whether that’s a good thing.

Former judge with too-perfect performance reviews admits faking anxiety to get pension

A former New Hampshire judge who blamed his faked performance reviews on panic attacks compounded the problem when he cited mental health issues to receive a disability pension.

April 13, 1963: Sam Sheppard seeks a new trial

Five months before ‘The Fugitive’ first aired, F. Lee Bailey challenged the extraordinary 1954 trial and conviction of Dr. Sam Sheppard, on whose case the TV series was based.

Revealing identity of $560M Powerball winner would be invasion of privacy, judge rules

A New Hampshire judge has ruled that a woman who won $560 million in a Powerball jackpot is entitled to keep her identity secret.

Hillborough County Judge Charles Temple

Ex-lawyer on the lam is shot and killed by Florida deputies

A former New Hampshire lawyer once accused of stealing more than $1 million from clients has been shot and killed by deputies after fleeing to Florida following a new charge.

It’s difficult to describe lawyers’ situations in Puerto Rico, but hurricane damage was ‘extreme’

The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.

Paying for Free Speech: Proposed laws would regulate public protests

“We are certainly seeing an upsurge in social activism, from protesting in the streets and at airports to a huge increase in people contacting government representatives, attending town hall meetings and using social media to organize,” says Traci Yoder, director of education and research for the National Lawyers Guild in New York City. As a result, legislators in nearly 20 states have responded with a flurry of bills that increase penalties for protesters, ban the wearing of masks, charge for police protection and even immunize drivers who hit protesters with their cars.

Homeless man spent 854 days in jail for mostly minor offenses

A homeless man in New Hampshire has spent 854 days in jail for mostly minor offenses over a six-year period at a cost to taxpayers of about $63,000.


Court says state AG can’t retain private law firm to pursue possible case against opioid makers

New Hampshire’s attorney general can’t simply hire a private law firm to pursue a potential case against pharmaceutical companies that market opioids, unless the governor and state lawmakers agree, a…

Lawyer and her ex-husband can’t vacate divorce after reconciling, state supreme court says

A New Hampshire lawyer and her one-time husband can’t vacate their July 2014 divorce after reconciling, the New Hampshire Supreme Court has ruled.

The court ruled (PDF) on Dec.…

Fired forensic psychologist files grievance against judge he blames for dismissal

A former New Hampshire state forensic psychologist who was fired after showing up late for a court hearing has filed a grievance against the judge he blames for his dismissal.

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