There are a lot of problems with the proposed "Marsy's Law" amendment to the State Constitution.
WJI is introducing a new "Marsy's Flaws" page to track the proposed legislation and to provide crucial information about it. The page is young, and will grow as we expand our analysis and coverage of the proposed amendment
The Legislature has approved the proposal once. If it does so again, the proposed amendment goes to referendum for voters to make the final call on whether it should be adopted.
Wisconsin's "Marsy's Law" proposal includes a package of 16 rights for crime victims. Problem is, some of them trample all over the U.S. Constitution.
It's likely most voters will agree with some of the proposed new rights and disagree with others. Problem is, voters would get only one up-or-down vote.
The proposed "Marsy's Law" amendment would bring significant changes to the way the state's justice system operates, increase costs for local taxpayers, and prevent law enforcement from sharing information that could protect public safety.
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