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SCOW to address validity of Marsy’s law

Wisconsin Justice Initiative v. Wisconsin Elections Commission, 2020AP2003, certification granted 2/17/22; case activity

In 2020, Wisconsin voters ratified Marsy’s law, a proposed amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution, which significantly expanded the rights of crime victims often at the expense of defendants’ rights. The Dane County Circuit Court declared the law invalid due to defects in the ballot question presented to voters.  The Wisconsin Election Commission appealed. On certification by the court of appeals, SCOW has agreed to review the matter. The issues are set forth in the certification.

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