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    Re: PA Ballot measure - Marsy's Law

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I agree with parts of it as well, but not the whole.

    Actually there's a legal case ongoing about something like that: League of Women Voters of PA and Haw v. Boockvar
    Essentially arguing that each part of the proposed amendment has to be voted on separately according to the PA constitution.
    My state has its own version of it protecting witnesses and victims, but it has plenty of discretion and an out from liability if they failed to provide that. I don't see that Marsy's Law has any safe harbor provisions and a high maintenance victim or their next of kin could really become hard to manage under this amendment, especially considering how emotionally wrought and free-floating their anger could be.

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    Re: PA Ballot measure - Marsy's Law

    Marsy’s Law ballot question will appear in Pa., but state Supreme Court says votes won’t be counted for now

    Marsy’s Law ballot question will appear in Pa., but state Supreme Court says votes won’t be counted for now

    If you’ve turned on network television in Pennsylvania in the last several weeks, you’ve probably been treated to political advertising in the form of the actor Kelsey Grammer telling the story of how, after his father was shot and killed, he found out about the killer’s release through a tabloid.

    The actor and other advocates have been drumming up support for Marsy’s Law, a proposed constitutional amendment that Pennsylvania voters will see on election ballots on Tuesday — but those votes won’t be counted or certified until state courts decide whether Marsy’s Law is constitutional.
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    I voted for it last evening.
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