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Victim advocates in Pa. looking for ways to revive Marsy’s Law after court decision

The victims’ rights amendment had already passed through the state legislature twice and had been approved by a wide margin by voters in 2019. But that same year, the Commonwealth Court prohibited it from immediately taking effect.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Updated: 2021-09-21 15:21:09

Justices ponder victim rights amendment that’s been in limbo

The state Supreme Court justices heard oral argument regarding whether the so-called Marsy’s Law amendment should have been split into more than just one ballot question.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: 2021-02-10 17:46:25

Wolf administration refuses to release details after failure derails Pa. clergy sex abuse relief

The Department of State disclosed that it had no system in place to prevent such an error, which has devastated clergy sexual abuse survivors.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

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Wolf takes state out of appeal over victim rights amendment

The amendment received overwhelming support from Pennsylvania voters in November 2019, but those results have never been certified because of the legal challenge filed by the state chapter of the League of Women Voters.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: 2021-02-04 21:38:00

State lawmakers consider fast-track plan for abuse lawsuit window

A proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give some victims of child sexual abuse a period in which to file otherwise outdated civil lawsuits is getting new life.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Pivotal Pa. election figure leaving job under an unrelated cloud

Pennsylvania’s elections chief isn’t saying whether Gov. Tom Wolf asked for her resignation, but she says the buck stops with her.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Split court tosses Pennsylvania victims’ rights amendment

Commonwealth Court in a 3-2 decision said state officials may not tabulate the votes for the so-called Marsy’s Law amendment that was on the ballot in November 2019.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Victim rights amendment, on hold since vote, heads to court

Commonwealth Court this week said a full panel of the court will hear oral argument in March about the so-called Marsy’s Law ballot question.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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/WITF