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Reviewed 01/13/2021

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New Hampshire Supreme Court Cases

New Hampshire Superior Court Cases

Today we are deliberately or inadvertently recording others or being recorded all the time.  The order below has an interesting discussion about RSA 570-A and the admissibility of audio from a motion activated home security device called a Ring™ Video Doorbell. In this situation, the State filed a motion before the trial started [the "motion in limine"] asking the court to rule that the audio was admissible. The defense objected, saying that the audio was a violation of the RSA 570-A, the wiretapping statute. 

Since this is a superior court case, the court's decision will not necessarily apply in other cases. 

Federal Cases

Two First Circuit (New Hampshire is part of the First Circuit) cases have affirmed our First Amendment right to record police officers under certain circumstances. 

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