Marsy's Law

NACDL opposed Marsy's Law, a sweeping victims' rights constitutional amendment, in Nevada.

Marsy's Law, a victims’ rights constitutional amendment, bestows upon crime victims a vast array of often vague, difficult and costly to administer rights, including extensive notification, involvement, privacy, and restitution provisions, and enshrines them in state constitutions. This amendment has far-reaching consequences for state criminal legal systems across the country.

In 2018, NACDL conducted a social media campaign urging individuals to oppose Marsy's Law in several states, including Nevada, where it was on the ballot. Unfortunately, Nevada Question 1 (2018), Marsy's Law Crime Victims Rights Amendment, passed with 61.19% of the vote. 

 

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