Marsy's Law

The Kentucky Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against “Marsy’s Law,” a proposal that would have enshrined a new list of rights for crime victims in the state constitution.

The Supreme Court of Kentucky heard arguments Friday about the wording of the Marsy’s Law amendment voters saw on the ballot last November. The proposal would add new rights for crime victims to the state constitution.

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Kentucky's Supreme Court has heard arguments about whether a proposed amendment to the state's Constitution outlining rights for crime victims was worded correctly.


Marsy’s Law will go before the Kentucky Supreme Court on Friday, three months after the state's voters approved the measure as a constitutional amendment. 

Kentucky Supreme Court To Hear Marsy's Law Case

Nov 15, 2018
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The Kentucky Supreme Court says it will hear a case about whether a Constitutional amendment voters have approved will stand.


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For the first time since 2012, Kentuckians will vote in a referendum to amend the state Constitution. 

Voters will decide on Tuesday whether or not to approve Marsy’s Law, which would give crime victims the same rights afforded to the accused, including a voice in the judicial process. 

Some opponents say the referendum is unnecessary and could create unintended consequences.

One Monroe County woman, Teresa Huber, is a solid 'yes' vote in support of Marsy's Law.

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A court has ruled that when Kentucky voters weigh in on whether to add new rights for crime victims in the state Constitution this November, the results should not be certified.

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On election day, the Kentucky legislature will ask voters a yes or no question:

"Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the judicial process?"

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A judge has granted supporters of a measure that would expand Kentucky's Constitution to bolster rights for crime victims the right to intervene in a lawsuit seeking to keep the proposal off the November ballot, or that its votes not be counted.