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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Claire Grummon


Republican lawmakers propose to amend state constitution, give crime victims more rights

Crime victims could receive greater protections in the courtroom under a proposal announced Tuesday by state Republicans. The proposal is part of an amendment that would also allow victims to speak out at a greater number of court hearings and to refuse interviews with attorneys for suspects. The legislation, dubbed as “Marsy’s Law,” is part of an effort to increase victims’ rights nationwide.

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