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N.H. AG won’t reveal why it thinks school voucher bill is constitutional

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is required by law to offer legal opinions on “any question of law” submitted by either branch of the Legislature. Historically, those opinions are public, and even posted on the Attorney General’s website. Yet in the case of the attorney general’s surprise reversal that a bill to give families […]

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Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award recipient chosen: The Telegraph of Nashua

From Union Leader: MANCHESTER — The Telegraph of Nashua will be honored next month with the Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Award for its continuing series of stories focusing on just how accessible Nashua area government is to the public.

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The newspaper will be recognized Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the 11th annual Nackey S. Loeb School of Communication’s First Amendment Awards at the Executive Court Conference Center in Manchester. Featured speaker for the luncheon event will be George Stephanopoulos of ABC News.

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NFOIC’s State FOIA Friday for December 7, 2012

State FOIA Friday News A few state FOIA and local open government news items selected from many of interest that we might or might not have drawn attention to earlier in the week.

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N.H. judge grants Union Leader access to name of fire victim

Reaction from New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC):

A New Hampshire judge ruled last week that Union Leader Corp., publisher of the Granite State's largest daily, should be given the name of a man suspected of starting a fire while smoking in a Laconia apartment complex. The city of Laconia argued that federal and state privacy laws precluded such disclosure.

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