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N.H. Supreme Court to take up voter registration law

CONCORD, N.H. — The state Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a dispute over New Hampshire’s new ­voter registration law.

The law, passed by the ­Republican-dominated Legislature over Governor John Lynch’s veto, requires new ­voters to sign a statement ­saying that they declare New Hampshire their domicile and are subject to laws that apply to all residents, including laws ­requiring drivers to register cars and get a New Hampshire driver’s license.

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A Strafford County Superior Court judge sided last week with out-of-state college ­students and civil liberty groups who challenged the law and ordered the secretary of state’s office to remove the ­paragraph about residency laws from the voter registration form.

That prompted the attorney general’s office to ask the state Supreme Court to put the lower court’s ruling on hold and to ­review the case itself.

The high court agreed ­Monday and set a deadline of the end of the day Thursday for the parties to file responses.

Separate from the Supreme Court’s action, the state has also asked Lewis to reconsider his motion and to reject House Speaker Bill O’Brien’s request to be made a party in the case.

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