Sen. Stroebel: Opposes Marsy’s Law

Contact: Luke Fuller (608) 266-7513

Madison, WI – Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) released the following statement after the vote on Marsy’s Law in the State Senate:

How we treat victims of crime is very important in our state. It was my desire to ensure we continued our tradition of being a leader in victim’s rights that motivated me to support Marsy’s law two years ago. I supported it last session, despite reservations.

As I have witnessed Marsy’s Law implemented in other states, I am increasingly concerned about the real world problems associated with my concerns about this proposal.  I believe we have a robust system in current law to protect victims. The limited ways this proposal could improve the status quo are outweighed by the possibilities for unforeseen problems. I am concerned about putting technical provisions that may need changes over time into the Constitution, where change is incredibly difficult. 

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