tag | victims rights


Decarceration as a public health priority in fight vs. coronavirus

Advocates say jails should be cleared of non-violent prisoners
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

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

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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

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