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.
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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.
The Department of State disclosed that it had no system in place to prevent such an error, which has devastated clergy sexual abuse survivors.
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.
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to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give some victims of child sexual abuse a period in which to file otherwise outdated civil lawsuits is getting new life.
Pennsylvania’s elections chief isn’t saying whether Gov. Tom Wolf asked for her resignation, but she says the buck stops with her.
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.
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.