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State Supreme Court suspends changes on juvenile records

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico Supreme Court has suspended new amendments to a court rule that banned public access to juvenile records to allow for more time for input.

The Albuquerque Journal reports the decision comes 10 days after the changes took effect.

Under the new amendments, records in juvenile cases will be sealed automatically.

The state Supreme Court said in an order issued Tuesday that it did not receive any input after the amendments were first published for comment in March, but received comments after the amendment took effect on Dec. 31.

Many claimed they were unaware of the proposed changes.

The state Supreme Court is taking comments before it decides whether to withdraw, revise or reinstate the previously approved amendments.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal,

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