Supreme Court http://nhpr.org en 2014's SCOTUS Rulings: What You Need To Know http://nhpr.org/post/2014s-scotus-rulings-what-you-need-know <p>A flurry of rulings by the country’s highest court last week addressed some major issues:&nbsp; religious freedom and labor rights, as well as digital privacy and the extent of police and presidential power. We're examining how these decisions might affect future debates and what they say about the Court itself.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>GUESTS: </u></strong></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:00:06 +0000 The Exchange 51448 at http://nhpr.org 2014's SCOTUS Rulings: What You Need To Know U.S. Supreme Court: Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones Are Unconstitutional http://nhpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-abortion-clinic-buffer-zones-are-unconstitutional <p>In a decision that could have implications in New Hampshire, <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-1168_6k47.pdf">the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down</a> a Massachusetts law that permits a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.</p><p>The justices were unanimous in ruling that extending a buffer zone 35 feet from clinic entrances violates the First Amendment rights of protesters.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:03:15 +0000 Associated Press 50897 at http://nhpr.org Religious Freedom In The News: From Hobby Lobby To Public Prayer http://nhpr.org/post/religious-freedom-news-hobby-lobby-public-prayer <p>Two recent U.S. Supreme Court cases and plethora of state legislative debates have once again raised questions about what we mean by religious freedom: from whether contraception coverage should mandated, to prayer in public meetings, to private businesses objecting to serving same-sex couples.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>GUESTS:&nbsp; </strong></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 48490 at http://nhpr.org Religious Freedom In The News: From Hobby Lobby To Public Prayer Inside The Buffer Zone: A Look At The N.H. Bill To Keep Abortion Protesters Back http://nhpr.org/post/inside-buffer-zone-look-nh-bill-keep-abortion-protesters-back <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The House Judiciary committee considered a bill Tuesday that would create a 25 foot buffer zone to keep anti-abortion activists clear of abortion clinic entrances. While it’s expected to become law, it may face legal challenges when the U.S. Supreme Court rules on a similar law in Massachusetts.</p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:48:34 +0000 Ryan Lessard 47197 at http://nhpr.org Inside The Buffer Zone: A Look At The N.H. Bill To Keep Abortion Protesters Back N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision http://nhpr.org/post/nh-viewpoints-scotus-campaign-finance-decision <p>Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court came down on a decision that will change the way we fund elections.&nbsp; In a 5-4 vote, the court removed a cap on how many candidates or committees a person can support per election cycle.&nbsp; Although the amount is still restricted to $2600 per candidate, an individual can now gift that amount to as many politicians as he or she wants. Opponents of the ruling worry the decision may suppress ordinary voices: “where enough money calls the tune,” said Justice William Breyer, “the general public will not be heard.” But supporters like Chief Justice Roberts say that this case follows first amendment rights. “Integration and access are not corruption,” said Roberts, “they embody a central feature of democracy that constituents support candidates who share their beliefs and interests.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong><a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/state-director-greg-moore/">Greg Moore</a> – </strong>state director of <a href="http://americansforprosperity.org/new-hampshire/about/">Americans for Prosperity</a>, a conservative political advocacy group that promotes limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom</li><li><strong>Rob Werner </strong>–former national field director of <a href="http://www.acrreform.org/">Americans for Campaign Reform</a></li></ul><p><strong>CALLOUT:</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://law.unh.edu/about/personnel/faculty/john-greabe"><strong>John Greabe</strong></a> - director of the <a href="http://law.unh.edu/rudman-center">Rudman Center</a> at UNH Law School. He teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, federal courts and jurisdiction.</li></ul><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46223 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Viewpoints On SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision A Love Supreme: Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Dating Profile http://nhpr.org/post/love-supreme-justice-sonia-sotomayors-dating-profile <p>Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is looking for love! She recently joined Word of Mouth for <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor">Writers on a New England Stage</a> and revealed she is open to meeting that special someone. Well, we think Justice Sotomayor is a great catch, so we took the liberty of creating a video dating profile for her. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:58:41 +0000 Sarah Thomas & Zach Nugent 43605 at http://nhpr.org A Love Supreme: Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Dating Profile Writers On A New England Stage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor <p></p><p></p><p>NHPR and The Music Hall present <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage" target="_blank"><em>Writers on a New England Stage</em></a> with Supreme Court Justice <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx" target="_blank">Sonia Sotomayor</a>, recorded live at <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/" target="_blank">The Music Hall</a> in Portsmouth. Justice Sotomayor sat down with Virginia Prescott to discuss her memoir, <a href="http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780307594884" target="_blank"><em>My Beloved World</em>. </a>She's not permitted to comment on current cases, which gave Virginia plenty of time to discuss Justice Sotomayor's childhood in the Bronx, what it was like to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium and counseling a Sesame Street character, Abby Cadabby on possible career choices.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:45:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 43297 at http://nhpr.org Writers On A New England Stage: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor The Supreme Court Has Its Say On Gay Marriage http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-has-its-say-gay-marriage <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;'>After months of anticipation, the Supreme Court overturned The Defense of Marriage Act, and ruled&nbsp;California’s proposition eight unconstitutional. Both are considered major decisions for the gay rights movement. We’ll look closer at these rulings and what they may mean for the Granite State.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Brady Carlson 30198 at http://nhpr.org The Supreme Court Has Its Say On Gay Marriage N.H. Reacts To Ruling On Defense Of Marriage Act http://nhpr.org/post/nh-reacts-ruling-defense-marriage-act <p>Executive Director of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Devon Chaffee says the ruling will have a significant positive impact for same-sex couples in the Granite State.</p><p></p><blockquote><p>“After this decision, we’ll see same sex couples marries in New Hampshire and elsewhere being able to benefit from programs like family medical leave, social security survivor benefits and access to healthcare for spouses.”</p></blockquote><p>Same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since 2010.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:17:21 +0000 Michael Brindley 30159 at http://nhpr.org The Roberts Court http://nhpr.org/post/roberts-court <p>In a new book, veteran Washington Correspondent Marcia Coyle explores the inner workings of the Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice John Roberts.&nbsp; Coyle examines how the Roberts Court has dealt with some of the most incendiary issues of the day – including gay marriage, health care, second amendment rights, and campaign finance reform.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Guest</strong></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Dean Spiliotes 29647 at http://nhpr.org The Roberts Court A Granite State Take On The National Gay Marriage Debate http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-take-national-gay-marriage-debate <p>As the U.S. Supreme court hears two cases concerning same-sex marriage this week, we’ll get reaction from New Hampshire people involved in this issue.&nbsp; Our state is among the nine which allow same-sex couples to marry.&nbsp; We’ll talk with those involved in making this happen and those who believe it was the wrong choice.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 24400 at http://nhpr.org A Granite State Take On The National Gay Marriage Debate U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In N.H. Generic Drug Case http://nhpr.org/post/us-supreme-court-hears-arguments-nh-generic-drug-case <p>Today the <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/" target="_blank">US Supreme Court</a> heard arguments related to the <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/mutual-pharmaceutical-co-v-bartlett/" target="_blank">case</a> of a New Hampshire woman seriously injured <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/supreme-court-to-hear-generic-drug-suit-next-week-88893.html" target="_blank">after taking a generic drug</a>.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:18:56 +0000 Amanda Loder 23983 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In N.H. Generic Drug Case Writers on a New England Stage: Jeffrey Toobin http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-jeffrey-toobin <p>As senior legal analyst for CNN, staff writer for the New Yorker, and the author of <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/book/179427/the-nine-by-jeffrey-toobin" target="_blank"><em>The Nine</em></a>, Jeffrey Toobin knows more than a few things about and more than a few people inside the United States Supreme Court. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14295 at http://nhpr.org Writers on a New England Stage: Jeffrey Toobin Supreme Court Gives Decision on ACA Medicaid Expansion to NH http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-gives-decision-aca-medicaid-expansion-nh <p>This&nbsp;is&nbsp;a closer look at the <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf">Supreme Court&rsquo;s Ruling </a>as it relates to Medicaid in the Granite State.&nbsp;Under the <a href="http://www.healthcare.gov/law/index.html">upheld law</a>, an additional 17 million people nationwide are set to become eligible for Medicaid in 2014. That&rsquo;s a 27 percent increase. The new threshold is $29,000 dollars a year for a family of four.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:31:11 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7822 at http://nhpr.org Supreme Court Gives Decision on ACA Medicaid Expansion to NH Congressional Delegation Reaction Falls Along Party Lines http://nhpr.org/post/congressional-delegation-reaction-falls-along-party-lines <p>New Hampshire&rsquo;s congressional delegation is reacting largely along party lines to the Supreme Court&rsquo;s ruling on health care. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:48:39 +0000 Sarah Ashworth 7810 at http://nhpr.org