If information on your sexual history would have been sealed during court proceedings under a rape shield law, should that same information remain sealed if you are murdered and the murderer appeals the conviction? Does the presumption of open court trump the privacy wishes of a murder victim’s family?
Doug Alden reports:
The New Hampshire Supreme Court is considering whether sealed records concerning the sexual past of a former University of New Hampshire student should remain private during the appeal of the man convicted of killing her.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments from three parties Wednesday, including an attorney representing the family of Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott as it fights to maintain her privacy nearly four years after she was killed.