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N.H. Supreme Court panel votes against shielding victims’ identities

By LOLA DUFFORT
Concord Monitor staff
Friday, June 08, 2018

A proposed rule change to obscure the identities of crime victims in public documents filed with the state’s highest court was voted down 8-6 by an advisory panel on Friday.

The proposal to protect crime victims’ names, addresses, places of employment and other personal information had been before the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules since summer 2017. The change before the committee, which includes judges, attorneys and legislators as members, would have granted crime victims anonymity in all briefs, petitions, motions or memorandums filed at the Supreme Court, instead of on a case-by-case basis, which is present practice. Read the entire article in the Concord Monitor.

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