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Can NH physicians order an end to parental rights for refusal of treatment or evaluation?

If you would like a concrete example, consider parents of a healthy infant who was born premature and ill but is no longer in any apparent need of medical treatment. The hospital staff asks the ...
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Can the board of a NH non-profit deny a stockholder a hearing before terminating their membership?

Our board would like to eject a troublesome individual from our club. The individual has requested a formal hearing but, frankly, we're not really inclined to waste our time that way. However, club ...
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How to carry a gun across federal lands

In America, the federal court generally rules that the second amendment of the constitution is implied to be more restrictive than liberating, so carrying a firearm on federal property is often ...
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Who can legally arrest an on-duty law enforcement officer in NH?

If a New Hampshire citizen sees a New Hampshire cop commit a state or federal felony, can a citizen legally effect a citizen's arrest? Can other LEOs (law enforcement officers) effect such an arrest? ...
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When and how can a person resist an unlawful arrest?

This is not a question of tactics, or whether or not this is advisable. I'm hoping it's legal under at least some narrow circumstances. Is it legal to resist an unlawful arrest of an on-duty police ...
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Is barter of firearms illegal per se?

I want to know if it is presumably/presumptively/normally illegal to barter using firearms. Is it illegal to barter one firearm for another firearm? Can services or goods other than firearms be ...
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Issuance of new deed on death of grantor

This question is about how deeds should be recorded on the death of the grantor. If there is a quitclaim deed that lists a single person as the grantor and that grantor dies, then how (or if) is that ...
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Children and grandchildren must be explicitly disinherited in wills?

I was reading the following clause in the NH Wills Act: 551:10 Child Not Named, Etc. – Every child born after the decease of the testator, and every child or issue of a child of the deceased not ...
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May NH police legally keep secret the number of bullets purchased

I asked a few questions of my government and phrased it as an open records request. I got an answer on half of them and a response on all of them. The police claim they cannot answer the question, '...
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Pay voters for voting, or not, in NH

I'm aware of a relevant law discussed in a related thread, but the law is not clear to me still. It's not clear to me by the language of the law whether "consideration of his vote or the ...
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Can landlord force tenant to pay only online in NH

I've been a tenant for over 5 years in NH, paying rent early (mid-month) via automatic payments from my bank (i.e. check sent from my bank). I don't need to think about it, it is auto-scheduled every ...
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Are there any legal theories under which New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation state primary law could be upheld or struck down federally?

With the 2020 Democratic primaries underway, the role played by the early states (particularly Iowa and New Hampshire) is again under scrutiny. Let's suppose that in 2028, one of the parties decides ...
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Legality of "wellness checks"?

I have a friend whose apartment was broken into at night while he was sleeping by the police with guns drawn to do a "wellness check" because the mother of a friend of his called 911 and reported him ...
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If the law specifically disallows a criminal charge under a condition, does it still go before a jury if the condition is met?

I have a friend who has been charged with criminal threatening. This kind of law is not supposed to be applied when a person makes a threat against someone attacking them. In NH the phraseology is as ...
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State property immune from local taxation?

I know that Federal property is generally immune from local taxes, but what about property owned by the state? Is that just a matter of state law? Is there a term for this kind of immunity because I ...
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What rights does a minor have when they have a child with a non-minor in New Hampshire?

Title pretty much says it all, my friend had a kid with a girl at 16 (she was 19), and recently, she up and left him. She's still in the state, and their ages are 17 & 20 respectively now. Looking ...
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Does NH Criminal Law RSA 627:4 II-a mean a person could legally brandish a firearm if they feel they are in imminent danger of deadly force?

Typically among most states, brandishing a firearm is not only illegal, but is frowned upon as a tactic to scare away a potentially forceful criminal since the state would deem that the person ...
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Counterparty fails to respond to discovery, should I make another pleading or object at trial?

I have a civil trial coming up. I have been accused of speeding in a motor vehicle and plan to defend myself against this false charge. I made a motion for discovery which was for very basic ...
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Can adult citizens carry knives in a school zone in NH

My understanding is that there is no federal legal distinction between concealed and open carry of knives. Also, NH doesn't prohibit the carry of knives for most people. Some felons are prohibited. ...
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Who in NH can legally bear weapons near school?

Can any citizen of NH legally carry any knife, gun (black powder or modern) or any weapon on a sidewalk next to a any school in NH? I know on duty police officers can carry weapons, and there are ...
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Healthy animal euthanasia

My friends dog was feeling threatened and nipped a family member's arm because they werent paying attention. The nip did no damage and was as far as I know, because he was scared. Most of the family ...
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Can a layman conduct legal proceedings on behalf of a corporation for which he works in New Hampshire?

I do occasional favors for a foreign (non-US) corporation, helping it manage investments in the United States. I have a power of attorney authorizing me to act in behalf of the corporation. I get paid ...
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Laws "insulating" police from lawsuits

In a news article describing a local attorney's multiple lawsuits against various officers in the police department of Salem, NH, the article said: Vogelman files the suits in federal court because ...
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Did citizens of New Hampshire have the ability to buy their way out of military service in WW2?

Before 1964 the New Hampshire Constitution had two articles (12 and 13) in its Bill of Rights permitting citizens to pay money in lieu of compulsory military service. In World War 2 and the Korean ...
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Illegal to have a driver's license in multiple states?

In New Hampshire they have a law that it makes it illegal to issue a driver's license unless the person has no other license in another state: 263:4 Driver Limited to One License. – No person shall ...
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Can "No Thru Traffic" signs be enforced in New Hampshire

I was reading an article that said in California "No Thru Traffic" signs cannot legally be enforced (aside from the temporary ones used for construction work). I searched Google but cannot find ...
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Employee rights to access performance data

I currently work in NH, USA. I am going through the process of a mid year review with my manager. To prepare the employee perspective I requested a report from our Work Flow system to identify the ...
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Selling your personal vehicles versus being a used car dealer, what are the limits?

If you sell off a personal vehicle, or two, or three, you do not need any special licensing. However if you are a used car dealer you do. So how does the government determine which it is? Are there ...
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Is a fishing license required on a private pond?

Suppose there is a pond that is privately stocked by the pond association, a group of homeowners. The pond has no public access; town residents may access the pond through a town beach, or waterfront ...
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Legality of forcibly overthrowing the government of New Hampshire

The constitution of the state of New Hampshire recognizes a "right of revolution". Has anyone used Article 10 as the legal justification for something they have done? In how many cases has it been ...
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Is the right to keep and bear crypto protected by the Second Amendment?

Stumbled across an interesting comment in regards to the recent events about TorProject and a public library in Lebanon, New Hampshire, U. S. of A.: http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r30291606-So-let-me-...
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