Marsy’s Law Supporters Celebrate Support for Constitutional Amendment
Survivors, supporters, elected leaders and members of the Marsy’s Law organization gathered Tuesday night for a celebration of Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania and the Crime Victims’ Rights Amendment after it appears to have passed as a ballot referendum during the election.
It comes after Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled on the eve of balloting Monday that state elections officials will not count or certify the results of a voter referendum on a victims’ rights constitutional amendment.
The divided Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision and directed the Department of State not to tabulate or certify the votes that will be cast Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties for and against the proposal.
Marsy’s Law aims to amend the State Constitution to guarantee rights for crime victims.