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Senate Judiciary Committee Again Criticizes NCAA's Proposed NIL Reform

The NCAA sought Congress’s assistance to thwart the spread of NIL legislation after California passed the Fair Pay to Play Act. The NCAA argued that a patchwork of different bills from different states comprising hundreds of institutions would… Read More
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NH Court Access Changes Tomorrow

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all our Veterans. Effective May 26, 2020, the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued new orders following Governor Sununu’s continuation of the declared state of emergency under RSA 4.45. This order will continue… Read More
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Inmate Releases due to COVID-19 Concerns Further Highlights Arbitrary Incarceration

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic dominates our lives and the news cycle. Social distancing, a foreign concept just weeks ago, is an every day reality. But for many in jail and prison it is impossible. The Wall Street Journal published this article o… Read More
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NH House Passes College Athlete Compensation Bill

Last week, the New Hampshire House of Representatives approved HB 1505 which permits college athletes to be compensated for their name, image, and likeness (NIL). Twenty-eight states introduced similar legislation led by California’s Fair Pay t… Read More
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Categories: Sports Law
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Stopped For Speeding? Facts to Know.

NH RSA 265:60, Speed Limitations, is a common violation that harms clients through negative impacts on insurance, commercial drivers licensure (CDL), habitual offender points, fines and more. This statute lays out fine schedules and default speed lim… Read More
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White House inserts itself into NCAA NIL Issue

Last Friday, White House spokesman Judd Deere stated, “the White House wants to make sure NCAA student athletes are treated fairly without harming the integrity of college sports…Administration officials are in the process of learning more ab… Read More
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Categories: Sports Law

Will the NCAA Invoke Title IX to Influence College Athlete Name, Image & Likeness (NIL) Legislation?

New Hampshire’s HB 1505 has progressed through the Education Committee at the House of Representatives. It is less dense than California’s Fair Pay to Play Act that triggered over 20 states to follow suit proposing similar bills. New Hampshire’… Read More
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New Hampshire Marijuana Convictions Easier to Annul

On September 16, 2017, New Hampshire decriminalized possession of under 3/4 ounce of cannabis. Now, anyone with an arrest or conviction for possession of marijuana prior to that will have that arrest or conviction annulled with the help of a New Hamp… Read More
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NH Limited Driving Privileges After DWI Conviction: Cost/Benefit Analysis

In 2016, RSA 263:57-b allowed certain drivers convicted of DWI in New Hampshire to seek a hardship or cinderella license 45 days after conviction. On its face, this seems like a good idea because prior to this law, no driver could regain their licens… Read More
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Categories: DWI

Dissection of New Hampshire's College Athlete Name, Image & Likeness Bill

California’s passage of the Fair Pay to Play Act (SB 206) started a ripple effect of similar bills being proposed around the country even though its effective date is 2023. Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang have rece… Read More
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