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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.

Idaho victims’ rights proposal would cost state $553,000

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

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

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.

UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017

Idaho House panel kills Senate-passed crime victim rights measure

After lengthy, stormy hearings that stretched over three days, an Idaho House panel on Tuesday killed

Victims’ rights initiative qualifies for November ballot

A citizens’ initiative seeking to expand the rights of Montana crime victims and their families qualified Friday for the November ballot.