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MacDonald Says Constitution Applies in State of Emergency

On Friday, former Attorney General Gordon MacDonald was confirmed as Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court—the state’s highest judicial office. Thanks to the incisive questioning of Councilor Dave Wheeler during Thursday’s hearing, the confirmation came after MacDonald stated that constitutional rights are not suspended in periods of emergency.  Before casting his vote on Friday, Wheeler explained that MacDonald’s statements on the Constitution …

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Why do Sununu and MacDonald Need to Suspend Constitutional Rights?

The following article was originally posted in the NH Journal, January 14, 2021 At least on paper, Governor Chris Sununu is currently one of the most powerful executives in the United States. In litigation against the Governor’s COVID-19 orders, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has successfully argued that—in a time of emergency—Sununu has the power to suspend civil liberties, including fundamental constitutional rights. …

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Constitutional Amendment on Abortion Meets Strong Opposition

(Photo Credit: Beth Scaer) UPDATE 2/5/20 : The House Judiciary Committee voted on CACR 14 in executive session on February 5. By a margin of 18-2, the committee voted “inexpedient to legislate,” and we are overjoyed. Your overwhelming turnout opposing this poorly-crafted and objectionable amendment made a clear, compelling case and was effective beyond our expectations. Reported by Ellen Kolb after attending House Judiciary Committee hearing 1/22/2020 on …

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Legislative Update: Public Hearing on Abortion Amendment Jan. 22

Seven New Hampshire House members are co-sponsoring a measure that would create a right to abortion protected under the New Hampshire Constitution. The House Judiciary Committee will have a public hearing on CACR 14 at 1 p.m. on January 22 in room 208 of the Legislative Office Building (Update: Because of the large number of attendees, this has been changed to Reps Hall in the …

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Reaffirm Religious Liberty in NH Schools

Op-Ed by Cornerstone Attorney Christopher Jay Update: This op-ed published in the Union Leader, February 5th 2019 Prayer in public schools is a provocative issue: an unpredictable mix of principle, personal, and practical. This volatile conversation has arisen in the New Hampshire House of Representatives in the form of House Bill 289, which proposes to repeal the current state law that enables a district …

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House Hearings on Changing Gender on Birth Certificates & Disallowing School Prayer

Second in Cornerstone’s 2019 series of State House updates! To see the first one click here.  Cornerstone is keeping you updated on public hearings on proposed legislation regarding issues that matter to you! Remember, at any of these hearings you may speak on a bill, or you may attend simply to sign a sheet indicating whether you support or oppose the bill. You can also …

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In California, a Therapy Ban Bill Stalls

While New Hampshire has passed a gag rule on licensed therapists, pro-family activists in California are celebrating the withdrawal of a similar bill. The sponsor of California’s therapy ban bill withdrew it from consideration on August 31, saying there was “more to learn” after his conversations with faith leaders. The news from California follows the failure of therapy ban bills in Massachusetts and Maine. …

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Access To Your Conscience – and Your Wallet

Abortion advocates this coming election season will be talking about abortion access. What they’re really after is access to your conscience and your wallet. The time to slap down that idea is now.  Fresh off a legislative session that saw defeat for things like abortion statistics and conscience rights for medical professionals, New Hampshire’s abortion advocates are gearing up to promote the election of …

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Governor Sununu Signs Bathroom Bill and Therapy Ban

The following statement may be attributed to Shannon McGinley, Cornerstone Action Executive Director. Today, a Republican governor goes down in history as the man who signed the Bathroom Bill, endangering women and girls all across the state and giving unfair advantages to men posing as women in various competitive environments. Sadly, Gov. Chris Sununu’s decision to sign the Bathroom Bill, HB 1319, and the …

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