Ky. Supreme Court Hears 'Marsy's Law' Arguments

February 8, 2019Quotes & Mentions

"The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments Friday about "Marsy's Law," the victims' rights measure that voters backed last fall amid concerns that the ballot question didn't give enough detail.

The Kentucky legislature easily approved a bill in 2018 that would enshrine a set of specific protections for crime victims in the state constitution, sending the matter to voters in the November general election.

But a group of defense attorneys filed a lawsuit before then, claiming the ballot wording didn't reflect the substance of what lawmakers passed. The 555-word amendment creating 10 new protections appeared as a 38-word question on ballots."

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