Pa. Supreme Court rules against Marsy’s Law; says victims’ right amendment cannot be enacted
The amendment passed the General Assembly late last decade, and would have, in a single question, given victim’s the right to petition a judge if they were not informed about the accused’s case or did not have the ability to attend the trial or subsequent hearings.
Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments over crime victims’ amendment Marsy’s Law
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard oral arguments about whether the Marsy’s Law amendment, which appeared on the 2019 general election ballot, should have been presented in separate questions.
State court rules against certifying crime victims’ amendment Marsy’s Law, appeal pending
A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday invalidated more than 2 million votes cast on Marsy’s Law, a ballot measure that aimed to strengthen the rights of crime victims that overwhelmingly passed in 2019, claiming the measure was unconstitutionally presented to the state’s voters. The ruling, agreed to by three judges of the state Commonwealth Court, […]
The voters have spoken. The ACLU needs to drop its Marsy’s Law challenge | Opinion
Pennsylvanians who approved this constitutional amendment last November should continue to make sure the voices of victims are heard.
Controversial victims’ rights amendment Marsy’s Law wins majority support; still faces court challenge
The amendment expanding rights for crime victims still faces a constitutional challenge that could end up before the Pa. Supreme Court
Voters may cast a ballot on Marsy’s Law, but a count will have to wait, Pa. Supremes rule
Pennsylvania voters can cast their ballots Tuesday — but when it comes to one controversial ballot measure, the state won’t be a-counting.
Future of Marsy’s Law unclear, but voters will still be able to see how it performs on Election Day
A Commonwealth Court judge ruled this week that Pennsylvania’s top election official can’t tally or certify votes on Marsy’s Law, a proposed constitutional amendment that will go before voters on Nov. 5. But that doesn’t mean that Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, which administer elections, can’t report unofficial results after the polls close. The Wednesday ruling by […]
Pa. Supreme Court asked to weigh in on last-minute challenge to Marsy’s Law
A spokeswoman from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts could not predict when the Supreme Court will issue its ruling on the case.
We need to hear more victims’ voices, we need Marsy’s Law | Opinion
if victims’ rights are not also protected by the constitution, then they are meaningless.
Judge blocks Pennsylvania elections officials from tallying Nov. 5 votes on Marsy’s Law
Voters will still be able to cast ballots on the amendment in the general election on Nov. 5.
Will Marsy’s Law votes count? State judge to rule soon on November crime victims amendment
A Commonwealth Court judge expects to decide this week whether or not to allow Pennsylvania’s top election official to count votes on Marsy’s Law, a proposed constitutional amendment that grants new legal rights to crime victims.
Your guide to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 5 general election
Here's what you need to know about Pa.'s statewide judicial races as well as a ballot question concerning Marsy's Law.