Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Paul G. Cassell and Margaret Garvin (University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law and Defense Advisory Committee on Investigation, Prosecution, and Defense or Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces (DAC-IPAD)) have posted Policy Paper: The Need to Enhance Victims’ Rights in the Florida Constitution to Fully Protect Crime Victims’ Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Given the emerging consensus concerning victims' rights as reflected in many state constitutions as well as in federal law, Florida should not simply rest on the nearly thirty-year-old provison currently in its constitution. Instead, Florida should, through its established and recognized procedures, expand the protections contained in its provision to cover the rights reflected in provisions enacted across the country and reflected in Marsy's Law.