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Pa. voters approve Marsy’s Law by wide margin, but legal challenge could block it

It could take a year or longer to resolve whether victims’ rights measure is constitutional
By Katie Meyer

State Supreme Court confirms, Marsy’s Law votes won’t be certified

Voters can cast ballots on the proposed amendment, but the state won’t do an official count until courts decide whether the victims’ rights proposal is constitutional.
By Katie Meyer

Episode 50: The Marsy’s Law twists continue

An update on the legislature’s recent actions, and the latest on a contentious amendment.
By Katie Meyer

In unprecedented move, judge blocks Marsy’s Law ballots from being counted—for now

The ACLU and other groups had argued the victims’ rights constitutional amendment is too broad and could compromise the rights of the accused. The judge agreed.
By Katie Meyer

Updated: November 5, 2019 | 8:40 am

Marsy’s Law explained

Pennsylvania’s legislature passed the proposed amendment by wide margins, but it still faces organized opposition.

By Katie Meyer

Is Marsy’s Law constitutional? A judge will make the first decision soon. 

Opponents of the victims’ rights amendment say it’s too broad and would cause “immediate and irreparable harm” to the accused. Marsy’s Law backers firmly disagree.
By Katie Meyer

Episode 48: More on Marsy’s Law

The contentious constitutional amendment will be on the ballot for a statewide referendum on November 5th.
By Katie Meyer

ACLU files last-minute suit arguing Marsy’s Law amendment is unconstitutional

Marsy’s Law would insert a bill of rights for crime victims in Pennsylvania’s constitution. The ACLU thinks it’s too sweeping and would need to be broken into parts. 
By Katie Meyer

Pa.’s upcoming election features a contentious ballot question: Marsy’s Law, or not?

The amendment would enshrine certain rights for crime victims in the commonwealth’s constitution.
By Katie Meyer

Marsy’s Law passes, now heads to voter referendum

"Victims have wonderful rights. But when their rights are violated, they have no recourse."
By Katie Meyer