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115 ABA Journal New Hampshire articles.

Rape laws differ on force requirement for prosecution; how should model law be changed?

Updated: A majority of states still rely on the concept of force in defining rape, though the idea is “woefully out of step,” according to a law professor who has…

Do selfies violate laws protecting privacy in the voting booth?

Taking selfies in the voting booth was virtually inevitable, given the nation’s social-media-focused culture.

So, concerned that the practice could threaten voting rights, some lawmakers have expressly banned doing so.…

Negligent hiker injured on trail must pay $9.2K rescue bill, top state court rules

A Michigan man didn’t train adequately before a solo hike in New Hampshire in 2012 and ignored adverse weather reports. Now he must pay the $9,200 cost of his rescue…

Many courts close early Monday, plan to stay shuttered Tuesday as predicted monster snowstorm looms

As snow began falling Monday in what is forecast as a potential record-breaking blizzard in the Northeast, court officials joined those in charge of schools and other government offices in…

Study finds trial-advocacy program works at teaching legal skills

The University of New Hampshire School of Law isn’t alone in developing a more skills-related approach to legal education.

But its Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program has been ongoing for…

Vermont law student and his mother die in murder-suicide

Called to a home for a welfare check in Amherst, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, police discovered the bodies of a Vermont law student and his mother.

Police say the student,…

Glock pistol forgotten by security officer in courthouse men’s room is missing

A pistol forgotten in the men’s room of a Derry, New Hampshire, circuit courthouse has gone missing.

Officials say an unidentified security officer put his Glock handgun down there Monday…

Woman charged in wiretap case after videotaping traffic stop wins $57K settlement

In the wake of a recent federal appeals court decision that greenlighted her civil rights suit, a New Hampshire woman has won a $57,000 settlement over a criminal case pursued…

1st Circuit says woman had right to video traffic stop, OKs civil rights suit against police

A federal appeals court has given the green light to a New Hampshire woman’s civil rights lawsuit against Weare police.

Carla Gericke had a constitutional right to video a police…

Lawyer arrested at school board meeting after complaining about novel on daughter’s reading list

A New Hampshire attorney was arrested for disorderly conduct Monday after he complained longer than his allotted two minutes at a school board meeting about a novel on his 14-year-old…

Pro se plaintiff wins court victory in bid for ‘COPSLIE’ license plates

A New Hampshire resident formerly known as David Montenegro has won a free-speech victory in his bid to obtain a vanity license plate reading “COPSLIE.”

The New Hampshire Supreme Court…

New Hampshire AG seeks to fast-track hearing on county attorney’s removal

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster has asked a judge to fast-track a hearing on his petition to remove a county attorney from office.

Foster is seeking to remove veteran…

Repeal of anti-adultery law goes to New Hampshire’s governor; 20 other states also have bans

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan has indicated she’s likely to sign a bill repealing the state’s anti-adultery law.

The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday voted for repeal and sent the…

Customer support call leads to arrest in laptop theft

A call to Apple’s customer service department resulted in burglary charges against a New Hampshire man.

Police made the arrest after the computer’s original owner, Mike Witonis of Dover, got…

Law firm is blank canvas for local painter in residence

Painter Melissa Miller was joking when she suggested to the president of Orr & Reno that the unfinished third floor of a new office for the long-established a Concord, N.H.,…

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