New Hampshire Supreme Court http://nhpr.org en In Wake Of 'COPSLIE' Ruling, DMV Temporarily Halts New Vanity Plates http://nhpr.org/post/wake-copslie-ruling-dmv-temporarily-halts-new-vanity-plates <p></p><p>The state’s Division of Motor Vehicles has temporarily stopped issuing new vanity license plates.</p><p>New ones won’t be issued until the DMV approves a new set of rules for determining which plates are inappropriate and are rejected.</p><p></p><p>The DMV was forced to come up with a new process after the <a href="http://www.courts.state.nh.us/supreme/opinions/2014/2014028montenegro.pdf" target="_blank">state Supreme Court earlier this year sided with a man who wanted the vanity plate “COPSLIE.”</a></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:35:57 +0000 Michael Brindley 51248 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Supreme Court Sides With Disenfranchised Mom http://nhpr.org/post/nh-supreme-court-sides-disenfranchised-mom <p></p><p>The New Hampshire Supreme Court says the ex-partner of a 12-year-old's girl's mother has made her case to be considered a parent under the law.</p><p>The ruling could affect other unwed parents regardless of gender.</p><p>The case pitted Madelyn B.'s birth mother, Melissa, against her former partner, Susan. Because it's a custody case, no last names are used.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:38:23 +0000 Associated Press & NHPR Staff 51210 at http://nhpr.org Should Old Sex Crimes Be Subject To New Offender Registration Rules? N.H. High Court To Decide http://nhpr.org/post/should-old-sex-crimes-be-subject-new-offender-registration-rules-nh-high-court-decide <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The New Hampshire Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the constitutionality of sex offender registry requirements for convicts whose crimes were committed before the legislature imposed more stringent rules. &nbsp;</span></div><div>Lawyers for "John Doe'' contend the registry requirements amount to new layers of punishment that weren't in place when Doe was convicted in 1987 of sexually assaulting his 14-year-old stepdaughter. The requirements have been overhauled numerous times since 1998. Mon, 05 May 2014 14:05:07 +0000 Associated Press 47910 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Says She's Confident Supreme Court Will Uphold Death Sentence http://nhpr.org/post/sen-ayotte-says-shes-confident-supreme-court-will-uphold-death-sentence <p></p><p>New Hampshire U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte says she’s pleased with the state Supreme Court's ruling this week to uphold the conviction of Michael Addison</p><p>Addison was found guilty and sentenced to death for shooting and killing Manchester police officer Michael Briggs in 2006.</p><p></p><p>As attorney general, Kelly Ayotte was the lead prosecutor in the Addison case and she featured her role in her 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate.</p><p>Ayotte says she expects the court will uphold Addison’s death sentence.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 18:52:11 +0000 Michael Brindley 38219 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Ayotte Says She's Confident Supreme Court Will Uphold Death Sentence N.H.’s Supreme Court Ruling On The Michael Addison Case http://nhpr.org/post/nh-s-supreme-court-ruling-michael-addison-case <p>In a highly-watched decision yesterday, the justices upheld Addison’s conviction of “capital murder” for killing a police officer. But the court said at a later date would it rule on Addison’s death sentence itself. We’ll look at this decision and its possible ramifications.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p><ul><li><strong>John Greabe </strong>– professor at UNH School of Law, specializing in constitutional law</li><li><strong>Josh Rogers</strong> - NHPR's senior political reporter</li></ul><p><strong><u>CALLOUTS:</u></strong></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:08:49 +0000 Laura Knoy 38072 at http://nhpr.org N.H.’s Supreme Court Ruling On The Michael Addison Case State Supreme Court To Release Ruling Wednesday In Death Penalty Case http://nhpr.org/post/state-supreme-court-release-ruling-wednesday-death-penalty-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Supreme Court is set to release its ruling Wednesday in the case of Michael Addison, who was convicted and sentenced to death in 2008 for killing Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs.</span></p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:44:53 +0000 Michael Brindley 37992 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Court Says Police Search Was Unconstitutional http://nhpr.org/post/nh-court-says-police-search-was-unconstitutional <p>The New Hampshire Supreme Court is reversing a drug conviction, saying Haverhill police went beyond the bounds of a search warrant to check for guns in a convicted felon's home. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 19:11:27 +0000 Associated Press 14188 at http://nhpr.org