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Education Secretary Previews Title IX Changes to Come

The Trump administration has finally provided more information about the much-anticipated roll-back of Title IX enforcement. In a strongly-worded speech, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on September 7th that the Department intends to “repeal and replace” the April 2011 Dear Colleague Letter...

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July/August 2017

Mark T. Broth
Workforce Availability and Its Implications for Regionalization

If you attempted to create a list of “unpopular topics for public officials,” spending more money and regionalization would both be at or near the top. Elected officials are rightfully expected to be close guardians of the public purse, operating under the mandate of providing...

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New Hampshire Town and City

Employment & Labor
Municipal Law
 

Regulating Speech in the Wake of Reed v. Town of Gilbert

It has been nearly two years since the U.S. Supreme Court, in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, invalidated a municipal sign ordinance that imposed different size, quantity, and length-of-display requirements on different types of temporary signs.

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Maine Association of Planners

Municipal Law
 

May/June 2017

Mark T. Broth
Marijuana in the Workplace

Under both federal and New Hampshire law, the possession, distribution, or use of marijuana is a criminal act. New Hampshire law makes a limited exception for those persons who qualify to use “medical marijuana.” Federal law contains no such exception. Technically, those persons permitted by the State to use marijuana for medical purposes are still subject to arrest and prosecution under federal law.

 



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May 2, 2017

Jeremy R. Fischer
Bankers Beware: Post-Discharge Guaranty Might Be an Invalid Reaffirmation Agreement that Violates Discharge Injunction

Lenders commonly require owners of closely held companies to personally guaranty commercial loans. Requiring personal guaranties provides the lender with several benefits: Not only..

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Tribal Employee Not Shielded By Sovereign Immunity

In a unanimous decision issued yesterday, the Supreme Court held that a tribal employee can be sued in state court for injuries he caused in a motor vehicle..

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Labor & Employment Law: Regulating Weapons in Private and Public Workplaces

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed into law the so-called "constitutional carry" legislation, Senate Bill 12, on Feb. 22, 2017, to ensure "New Hampshire citizens are guaranteed the fundamental right to carry a firearm in defense of themselves and their families, as prescribed by Article 2a of our state constitution."..

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New Hampshire Bar News

Employment & Labor
 

March 3, 2017

Kaighn Smith
The Multiple Manifestations of Sovereign Immunity

Late 2016 and early 2017 have seen four significant sovereign immunity decisions from the federal courts, two of them involving employment disputes. We think they warrant attention for our clients, colleagues, and friends working in Indian Country...

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