ACLU-NH, NHLA File Lawsuit Challenging Manchester’s Anti-panhandling Practices

On January 11, 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire (ACLU-NH) and New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Manchester police department’s practice of detaining, dispersing, and charging peaceful panhandlers for allegedly “obstructing vehicular traffic on public streets” under New Hampshire’s disorderly conduct statute, even when the panhandlers are in a public place and do not step in the roadway.

Sarah’s View from the Borderlands: Our Worlds, Divided

Sarah Freeman-Woolpert of Pembroke writes from the heart for while living in Sarajevo where she is conducting research on youth activism and civic engagement.

“Do you ever work with the students from the other side of town?” she asked a friend there.

A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.