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Oklahoma to send crime victims' 'bill of rights' to ballot


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma voters will decide whether to enshrine a so-called crime victims' bill of rights into the state constitution, despite concerns from defense attorneys and some prosecutors that the proposal could lead to costly unintended consequences.

With little discussion and no debate, the House voted 88-0 on Tuesday to send "Marsy's Law " to the ballot in November 2018.

If approved by voters, the measure would require crime victims be notified and heard in most criminal proceedings, a right to protection and "full and timely" restitution, the right to confer with prosecut...

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