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N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu signs ‘constitutional carry’ into law

N.H. Gov. Chris Sununu signs ‘constitutional carry’ into law

New Hampshire residents will no longer require a license to carry a loaded gun in a purse or under a jacket as Gov. Chris Sununu has signed a concealed carry measure into law.

Gov. Sununu’s signature on Senate Bill 12 has enabled law-abiding New Hampshire residents to carry a firearm in the manner best suiting their needs without requiring a permit or a license in most cases.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) welcomed Gov. Sununu’s decision, saying the Granite State finally joined the growing number of states in passing and implementing constitutional carry.

N.H. Supreme Court rejects new trial for 78-year-old convicted killer

N.H. Supreme Court rejects new trial for 78-year-old convicted killer

New Hampshire’s Supreme Court on Friday turned down 78-year-old convicted killer Robert Breest’s request for a new trial.

The Supreme Court justices rejected Breest’s plea for a new trial, saying a new DNA testing wouldn’t have brought about a different verdict. The apex court’s ruling was in line with a similar ruling a lower court.

Ian Dumain, a lawyer who represented the convicted killer in the court, said that the verdict disappointed them.

N.H. lawmakers to debate repeal of ‘buffer zone’ law

N.H. lawmakers to debate repeal of ‘buffer zone’ law

New Hampshire lawmakers will debate repeal of the state’s controversial buffer zone law after a federal appeals court tossed out a pro-life challenge to it.

The bill in question is Senate Bill 319, which permits 25-foot censorship zones outside abortion clinics where no person can stand, speak or even enter on public paths and sidewalks.

The challenge against the buffer zone law was launched by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) around a couple of years ago. But, the court dismissed the challenge on Jan. 11.

Twitch takes strict action against bots on its network

Twitch takes strict action against bots on its network

Twitch has finally decided to take strict action against makers of bots on its network and the action includes filing lawsuit against seven bot developers and sellers. Twitch announced a new policy that the company will implement in future to deal with bots that inflate follower count and viewership on its livestreaming network.

Judge denies Gawker’s request for new trial in invasion-of-privacy case involving Hulk Hogan

Judge denies Gawker’s request for new trial in invasion-of-privacy case involving Hulk Hogan

New controversy has taken birth as to whether Hulk Hogan‘s courtroom battle with Gawker Media, online news and gossip company, is being funded by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. Forbes and the New York Times have reported that Thiel is secretly backing Hogan.

Manchester sex workers’ rights case collapses

Manchester sex workers’ rights case collapses

A years-long court case that would have tested sex workers' right to offer services together in brothels to protect themselves collapsed earlier this week after police refused to provide evidence.

Three women, viz. Jane Young, Catherine McGarr and Deborah Daniels, were arrested and accused of running a brothel together in Greater Manchester in July 2011. Charged with running a brothel, the trio faced up to seven years in prison if they were found guilty during the trial.

Voters want New Hampshire to reform its drug policy

Voters want New Hampshire to reform its drug policy

New Hampshire voters are demanding drug policy reforms as the state’s existing drug policy has a number of loopholes that have failed to tackle the epidemic.

Law enforcement and incarceration have been in use to address nonviolent drug offenses but the consequences have always been devastating. This approach uses taxpayers’ money to break up families and prevent persons from receiving a second chance.

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