Proposed amendment would give crime victims more rights

Two GOP lawmakers introduced an amendment today that would increase the constitutional rights of crime victims under the law.
Versions of the proposal, called Marsy’s Law, have been passed in other states including California, Illinois, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. While Wisconsin passed a constitutional amendment in 1993 protecting victims’ rights, the amendment proposed today would largely strengthen rights under state statute to make them constitutional.
The bill, authored by Sen. Van Wanggaard and State Rep. Todd Novak, was also backed by Attorney General Brad Schimel, who said ...

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