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Victims’ rights amendment to get hearing in Senate panel

Legislation to amend the state’s constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families will get a hearing

UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

South Dakota could be first state to tweak ‘Marsy’s Law’

South Dakota voters enthusiastically passed “Marsy’s Law” in 2016, joining several states that have embraced the constitutional amendments requiring crime victims to be notified of developments in their cases and …

Jason Arrington: National crime victims’ rights week calls us to reflect on victims’ challenges

Recent developments in the alleged sexual abuse case of a retired Roman Catholic priest in Boise are provoking a wide range of reactions – from shock and disgust to compassion …

Victim rights amendment narrowly fails in Idaho House

“Marsy’s Law for Idaho,” a proposed constitutional amendment on victim’s rights, failed in the Idaho House on Monday by falling five votes short of the required two-thirds support.

Crime victims’ rights campaign faces fresh local backlash

After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 1:42 p.m.

Montana Supreme Court strikes down victim’s rights law

Montana’s high court struck down a voter-approved victim’s rights law as unconstitutional on Wednesday, in a split opinion that said voters should have been able to consider the multiple aspects …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

Legislative battle taking shape again over how best to protect Idaho crime victims’ rights

Tissue in hand, the young crime victim recounted her experience with Idaho’s criminal justice system after being raped by an 18-year-old at the age of 14.

UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:33 p.m.

Backers of Idaho victims rights amendment say they’ll be back next year

Backers of a sweeping constitutional amendment on victims rights say they’ll be back next year, after an Idaho House committee rejected the amendment this year following days of emotional hearings.

Idaho House panel spikes victims’ rights amendment

An Idaho House panel has spiked a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution to expand the rights of crime victims and their families.