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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

"Ohio crime victims' rights amendment passes with landslide victory"

From, via NACDL news scan:

The constitutional amendment outlines 10 specific rights of crime victims and replaces a 1994 amendment that granted victims a handful of rights such as notice of information about their case or restitution from offenders. 

Many of the proposed rights were already either in the Constitution or in state law, but victim advocates said they're difficult to enforce. The amendment would allow victims and their families to file a motion in court if those rights are violated. It also put the rights of the victim and the accused on equal footing.

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