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October 3, 2018

State Question 794: Marsy’s Law

This state question was brought to the ballot after passing the legislature and after approval of the governor. This measure is part of a national effort to address rights of crime victims. This law would more equalize the rights of the victim with those of the accused.

The rights given the victim are as followed:

1. Expanding the court proceedings at which the victims have the right to be heard. The victim of a crime would be allowed to testify in the criminal hearing, trial, or sentencing phase of the criminal proceedings. This also would include parole...

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