July 17, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Hampshire sentenced Beatrice Munyenyezi to 10 years in prison for her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide. Judge Steven McAuliffe imposed the maximum sentence for her crimes. Munyenyezi was convicted in February of having gained her US ...[read more]
April 26, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 26, 2007, the New Hampshire Senate voted by a 14-10 margin in approval of HB 437, which permitted same-sex civil unions in the state. The state's House of Representatives had voted three weeks earlier by a margin of 243-129 to pass the bill, and both votes fell mostly on party lines. ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 4, 2006, residents of Weare, New Hampshire, voted down a proposal to evict US Supreme Court Justice David Souter from his farmhouse in that town, and instead called for the state legislature to strengthen laws regarding eminent domain. The vote was 94-59 against eviction. California ...[read more]
January 10, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) on Wednesday challenged the constitutionality of a tuition tax-credit program designed to divert taxpayer money to private religious schools across the state. According to the ...[read more]
September 5, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday allowed a New Hampshire law requiring the use of photo identification in order to cast a regular ballot during elections. The new law is schedule to take effect on September 13. Voters who are unable to present a government issued will be permitted to ...[read more]
August 21, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Supreme Court of New Hampshire on Tuesday revoked class action status in a lawsuit challenging the labeling of "light" cigarettes. The plaintiff, Karen Lawrence, filed the lawsuit in 2002 alleging that Philip Morris, Inc. deliberately misled consumers to believe that "light" cigarettes ...[read more]
August 1, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for US District Court for the District of Connecticut on Tuesday ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Judge Vanessa Bryant granted summary judgment for the plaintiffs, six married same-sex couples and one widower from the states of Connecticut, New Hampshire ...[read more]
June 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The New Hampshire legislature on Wednesday passed a bill that bans "partial-birth" abortions, overriding last Friday's veto by Governor John Lynch. The House of Representatives voted 240-118 and the Senate 18-5 to override the governor's veto. The bill would require a physician to determine ...[read more]
March 30, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill that would prohibit abortion procedures to be performed after the 20th week of pregnancy. The bill, formerly titled "The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," finds substantial medical evidence that unborn fetuses can ...[read more]
March 29, 2012
by Katherine Getty
The New Hampshire Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana. The proposed law would allow the state to issue cards to patients with illnesses such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, MS and others. A prospective recipient of a card would be required to get consent from a doctor ...[read more]

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