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Supreme Court Reviews Language of 'Marsy's Law'
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Kentucky's Supreme Court has heard arguments about whether a proposed amendment to the state's Constitution outlining rights for crime victims was worded correctly.
 
Lawyers faced a barrage of questions from justices during arguments Friday.
 
At stake is whether last year's statewide vote on the proposed amendment will be certified. Voters approved the amendment - known as "Marsy's Law."
 
The Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers challenged the wording of the ballot question and a lower court judge agreed it was too vague.
 
On Friday, an attorney for Marsy's Law supporters argued the ballot language reflected the "essence" of the amendment. Attorney Sheryl Snyder said a ruling against the language would negate the election results.
 
On the other side, attorney Robert Kenyon Meyer said the language didn't reflect the contents of the amendment.


Published 10:34 PM, Friday Feb. 08, 2019
Updated 11:11 AM, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019

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