Government Must Provide a Record, if the Records Request Enables a Professional Employee of the Agency who was Familiar with the Subject Area of the Request to Locate the Record with a Reasonable Amount of Effort.
Colquhoun v. City of Nashua
New Hampshire Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0253
Under RSA 672:1, III (e) Municipalities Must Ensure the Exercise of Zoning and Planning Powers do not Discourage the Development of Workforce Housing
Appeal of Town of Windham
New Hampshire Supreme Court Case No. 2021-0473
When Expressing Official Points of View, Local Government Can Control the Content of Signs and Flags Displayed on Municipal Property Under a Written Policy.
Shurtleff v. City of Boston
United States Supreme Court Docket No. 20–1800
The State Supreme Court Essentially Affirmed the Superior Court’s Opinion that an Investigative Report into a Police Officer’s Conduct is Subject to the Privacy Interest v. Public Interest Balancing Test
Provenza v. Town of Canaan
New Hampshire Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0563
Municipalities Can Adopt Sign Codes that Impose More Stringent Regulations or Prohibitions for Off-premise Signs as Opposed to On-premise Signs
City of Austin v. Reagan National
United States Supreme Court Docket No. 20–1029
Public Bodies Can Censure Fellow Board Members for Conduct that is Detrimental to the Best Interests of the Public Body
Houston Community College v. Wilson
United States Supreme Court Docket No. 20–804
Under RSA 106-H:14 There is a Categoric Exemption for 911 Recordings from the Right-to-Know Law. This Exemption Applies Not Only to the Name, Number and Location of the Caller But Also to the Content of the Recording.
B&C Management v. NH Division of Emergency Services
New Hampshire Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0052
Under RSA 236:112 Property Inundated with Junk is a “Junk Yard” Even if the Owner is Not Selling Junk.
Town of Lincoln v. Joseph Chenard
New Hampshire Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0316
Government Need Only Establish that Disclosure of a Law Enforcement Record Might Risk Circumvention of the Law; in the Right Circumstances Trial Court Review of Right-to-Know Record Disclosure can Occur in an Ex-Parte In Camera Hearing.
ACLU v. City of Concord
New Hampshire Supreme Court Case No. 2020-0036
GMR Holdings v. Lincoln
United States District Court, District of New Hampshire Case No. 21-cv-117-SM, Opinion No. 2021 DNH 173