legal http://nhpr.org en Town of Gilsum & AIDS Group Home Reach Settlement http://nhpr.org/post/town-gilsum-aids-group-home-reach-settlement <p>A group home for people with HIV and Hepatitis C has settled its legal battle with the <a href="http://www.gilsum.org/">Town Of Gilsum</a>. Under the terms of the settlement, <a href="http://www.asmronline.org/">AIDS Services of the Monadnock Region </a>will be able to continue operating the Cleve Jones Wellness House.</p><p>The town had denied the facility a property tax exemption after receiving the necessary application several days late.</p><p>But documents requested by lawyers showed that other non-profits in the small community were granted an exemption despite their late filings.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:13:04 +0000 Todd Bookman 8420 at http://nhpr.org Northern Pass May Face Right of Way Legal Battle http://nhpr.org/post/northern-pass-may-face-right-way-legal-battle <p>Much of the battle over the Northern Pass hydro-electric project has focused on cutting a new route through the forests of the North Country.</p><p>Northern&nbsp;Pass&nbsp;intends to use 140 miles of existing right of way for much of the remainder of the project.</p><p>That may not be as easy as it sounds.</p><p>NHPR&#39;s Chris Jensen reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>It takes maybe five minutes &ndash; including crossing a large brook on a narrow board &ndash; for Kris Pastoriza to reach&nbsp;the right-of-way that cuts through her wooded land in Easton.</p> Tue, 03 Apr 2012 21:07:37 +0000 Chris Jensen 2923 at http://nhpr.org Northern Pass May Face Right of Way Legal Battle State Supreme Court Considers Counsel for Indigent Parents http://nhpr.org/post/state-supreme-court-considers-counsel-indigent-parents <p>Do indigent parents have a constitutional right to a lawyer when the state charges that parent with abuse or neglect of their child?</p><p>That&rsquo;s the question put to the state&rsquo;s top court.</p><p>Last year, lawmakers passed a historic budget &ndash; making cuts to General Fund spending for the first time since World War II.</p><p>One of the casualties....the $1.2 million dollars provided to indigent parents for legal representation in child&nbsp;abuse and neglect proceedings.</p><p>Over the past several years, 350-400 parents a year are charged, typically for neglect.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:54:55 +0000 2476 at http://nhpr.org State Supreme Court Considers Counsel for Indigent Parents Mapping the Legal Status of Same Sex Unions http://nhpr.org/post/mapping-legal-status-same-sex-unions <p>With the constant legal and legislative changes affecting same-sex couples across the country, it might seem an impossible feat to keep track.</p><p>In<em> <u>The Geography of Love: Same-Sex Marriage &amp; Relationship Recognition in America (The Story in Maps</u>)</em>, authors Mike Strong and Peter Nicolas do just that. They offer a concise view of the political landscape regarding gay marriage.&nbsp; And they do so in a unique way: offering visual representations of votes and legal rights.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:36:41 +0000 Jeanne Timmons 1882 at http://nhpr.org Mapping the Legal Status of Same Sex Unions Hospitals Take State To Court Over Medicaid Reimbursement http://nhpr.org/post/hospitals-take-state-court-over-medicaid-reimbursement <p>The Attorney General&rsquo;s Office&nbsp;Thursday argued a federal judge should dismiss a lawsuit filed by 10 hospitals against the state.</p><p>Hospitals are suing over the state&rsquo;s decision to cut how much it pays doctors and hospitals for treating low-income Medicaid patients.</p><p>They say those cuts violate New Hampshire&rsquo;s agreement with the federal government to provide care to the poor.</p><p>But Senior Assistant Attorney General Nancy Smith says hospitals have no legal authority to question state reimbursement rates.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:53:21 +0000 813 at http://nhpr.org Attorney General Denies State Violating Federal Law http://nhpr.org/post/attorney-general-denies-state-violating-federal-law <p>New Hampshire is denying claims made by the U-S Department of Justice that the state is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.</p><div><p>The&nbsp;Attorney General&rsquo;s Office issued a formal response to the findings&nbsp;Tuesday.</p><p>The U-S Department of Justice concluded in April that the state was violating federal law in the way it treats the mentally ill.</p><p>It criticized the state for failing to provide adequate community-based services, leading to prolonged stays at the state hospital.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 22:33:10 +0000 Amy Quinton 787 at http://nhpr.org