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Manchester Democrat(s) Using a Student for a Political Smear is the Scandal

In the wake of David Scannell’s admission that he violated a student’s privacy (and probably several laws), we should consider how we arrived at this act of lawlessness. It began when someone leaked an email Mr. Girard’s sent to a voter/constituent. From all the statements and reporting I can find, Rich Girard only sent the email …

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Manchester Democrat David Scannell Violates Student Privacy (and the law?) for Political Hit

Manchester Democrat David Scannell has admitted to leaking a letter from a lawyer to the Manchester Board of School Committee about a student. Scannell is claiming the public had a right to know. But legal communications are typically exempt, and he knows that. That’s not the only hole in his story. His claim is riddled with …

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Eugene Volokh On NH’s New Privacy Amendment: “What Does it Mean?”

Eugene Volokh is the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, and he’s got a question. What does this amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution mean?  “An individual’s right to live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent.” He asked his readers to …

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Does the Passage of Question 2 Harpoon Any Future Effort to Pass Marcy’s Law?

An overwhelming majority of New Hampshire voters supported question 2, an amendment to the State Constitution enshrining privacy rights. “An individual’s right to live free from governmental intrusion in private or personal information is natural, essential, and inherent.” Another proposed constitutional amendment that did not survive legisaltive scrutiny, thanks to an all-out blitz by activists and the …

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Jeff Day – candidate for NH State House, Hillsborough County District 6 (Goffstown)

Hello, fellow Goffstown residents, Exciting news! I’ve decided to run for state representative. By way of introduction, I am Jeff Day, and I am vying for one of the 5 seats in the NH House representing the town of Goffstown. I am a Goffstown native. I am your neighbor, your friend, your classmate. My kids have gone to school with your …

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The Trans-Bill is Back and There’s Gonna Be Trouble…

The Trans-Bill is back (HB 1319) as Kimberly Morin joins me to talk about the legislation, how it threatens actual rights, violates women’s privacy, carves out special exceptions, and why we don’t even need it. You can find other ways to listen here.

EDUCATION: Common Core (National Standards): Follow Them Or Expect Better?

As public schools in New Hampshire begin the process of aligning curriculum to the new Common Core (National) Standards, parents should take the time to know what this means for their children. The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) together formed the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) …

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Google Gives Us A Hint About Warrentless Electronic Searches

  From CNET Google today became the first Internet company to shed light on a highly secret — and controversial — warrantless electronic data-gathering technique used by the FBI. The technique allows FBI officials to send a secret request to Web and telecommunications companies requesting “name, address, length of service,” and other information about users …

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Go Ahead Punk. Film that Police officer.

a citizen’s right to film government officials, including law enforcement officers, in the discharge of their duties in a public place is a basic, vital, and well-established liberty safeguarded by the First Amendment.”