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N. William Delker

N. William Delker

Will Delker was appointed to the New Hampshire Superior Court in 2011 and currently sits in Hillsborough County Superior Court-Northern District in Manchester.

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3-Minute Civics: Judicial appointments – balancing independence and politics

By: - January 14, 2022

This story was updated on Jan. 14 at 7:59 a.m. In his last 3-Minute Civics column, Chris Pappavaselio highlighted the enduring impact certain presidents have had on the makeup of the United States Supreme Court. Both political parties have accused the other of attempting to manipulate the court to counteract this effect. Democrats cite the […]

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3-Minute Civics: The New Hampshire Legislature in action

By: - November 4, 2021

With the New Hampshire Legislature’s return to session in January, it is worth examining the legislative process in some detail because it is far more complicated than the catchy jingle about a bill’s journey to becoming a law that many of us remember from Saturday morning “Schoolhouse Rock!”: “I’m just a bill. Yes, I’m only […]

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3-Minute Civics: We the people – representative vs. direct democracy

By: - August 26, 2021

Under our system, the authority to govern comes directly from the people. The U.S. Constitution famously begins with the words, “We the People . . . ordain and establish this Constitution.” The first article of the New Hampshire Constitution similarly declares that “all government of right originates from the people.” But while both begin by […]