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Turning Toward the Courts in New Hampshire

The 2018 mid-term elections marked the highest voter turnout in decades.

The number of citizens who voted is evidence of a resounding commitment to the democratic process. In perhaps no state is the connection between the people and their lawmakers more revered than New Hampshire. No state’s citizenry enjoys more access to its elected leaders: the Granite State boasts the fourth-largest legislature in the English-speaking world, and the first largest among the states.

And yet, even in New Hampshire, citizen confidence in representative democracy is not unqualified: this past election day, voters overwhelmingly approved two state constitutional amendments that will effectively diminish state legislative power in favor of judicial power...

Read on to learn more.

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November 8, 2018

New USC editorial

What's behind the vote by New Hampshire citizens to diminish state legislative power in favor of judicial power?

October 22, 2018

MPECCoL October 2018 Update

Five new articles have been added to MPECCoL, taking the total to 161.

September 20, 2018

MPECCoL September 2018 Update

Eight new articles have been added to MPECCoL, taking the total to 156.

August 29, 2018

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

Constitutional Democracy in Crisis? is now available on Oxford Constitutions of the World.