Providing Equal Rights to Crime Victims
The U.S. Constitution and every state constitution has enumerated rights for individuals accused of a crime and those convicted of a crime, but the U.S. Constitution and fifteen state constitutions do not extend enumerated rights to victims of crime. Marsy’s Law for All seeks to amend state constitutions that don’t offer protection to crime victims and, eventually, the U.S. Constitution to give victims of crime rights equal to convicted criminals.
We can all agree that no rapist should have more rights than the victim. No murderer should be afforded more rights than the victim’s family. Marsy’s Law would ensure that victims have the same co-equal rights as the accused and convicted – nothing more, nothing less. Marsy’s Law is not a partisan issue. Giving crime victims equal rights is a rare political issue that Republicans and Democrats are unified in supporting.