Jun 05, 2015

On Thursday the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill that requires police to get a warrant before installing a GPS tracker or accessing a cell phone's location.

Feb 25, 2016

On March 3, the New Hampshire Senate will vote on SB 428, a bill that forbids nursing homes from requiring patients to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.

Mar 24, 2016

In the light of changing family demographics, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts and Missouri are currently considering laws that would change how judges determine custody of children in divorce cases.

Apr 29, 2016

On Thursday, May 5 the Senate will vote on HB 1270, a bill promoting jury nullification.

Jury nullification is the ability of jurors to find a defendant not guilty even if the state has proven its case.

Jun 13, 2016

The Associated Press reports that former House Speaker Donna Sytek is running for Rockingham County register of probate with intent to eliminate the position. 

Jul 29, 2016

On Wednesday, a federal judge said John Hinckley, Jr., who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, would be released to live with his elderly mother in Virginia.

In 1982, the verdict that sent Hinckley to a government psychiatric hospital as opposed to prison sparked a national debate that resulted in tighter legislation regarding the use of the insanity defense.

Oct 26, 2016

This week gubernatorial candidate Chris Sununu announced that he would continue the Judicial Selection Commission if elected governor.

His opponent, Colin Van Ostern, has already pledged to continue the commission.

Nov 16, 2016

New Hampshire's judicial branch provides alternative court programs for certain offenders, including a drug court, mental health court, and veterans court. These programs focus on one type of individual and offer compliance to a strict treatment program as an alternative to jail time. 

Nov 27, 2016

Rep. Daniel Itse has requested a 2017 bill to pay restitution to Jeffrey Frost for “inappropriate prosecution.”

Itse co-sponsored similar bills in 2015 and 2013.


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