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A group of women who say they were sexually abused by Jeffrey Epstein suffered a setback Monday in their decade-long legal fight over a plea deal that allowed the financier to avoid a lengthy prison term.
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 for the victims. For us at Marsy’s Law for Idaho, our interest is ensuring that Idaho’s legal system can provide justice for the victims whose accusations date back decades, and for the children whose lives are forever altered by the pornographic images and videos prosecutors say were in the priest’s possession.
“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.
HJR 8, the “Marsy’s Law for Idaho” proposed constitutional amendment on victim’s rights, has failed in the House by falling short of the required two-thirds, or 47 votes to pass – the vote was 42-28 in favor of it, and came after more than an...
Advocates of a proposal seeking to expand the rights of crime victims in Idaho say the statewide cost would be less than 1 percent of what the state already spends on public safety each year.
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. “I was often overlooked in the court proceedings,” she said, “at times not even made aware of certain hearings. … I was often forced to find different accommodations, such as traveling over...
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. “The impact is so deep on a victim,” Sen. Todd Lakey...
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.
After lengthy, stormy hearings that stretched over three days, an Idaho House panel on Tuesday killed
Lawmakers on Friday approved advancing a proposed amendment to Idaho's constitution that would give crime victims and their families the same rights as those charged with the crime. The proposal struck an emotional chord among legislative leaders on the Senate State Affairs Committee who sent it to the Senate floor after a teary two-hour...
A citizens’ initiative seeking to expand the rights of Montana crime victims and their families qualified Friday for the November ballot.
Sitting in a courtroom Thursday listening to a man plead guilty for his role in her son’s murder, Tracey Cochran felt voiceless, and desperate. “It’s so hard to sit there and listen to this kid talk about handing over the knife that killed my son,” Cochran said. “I couldn’t handle it. I got up and left.”