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Rights of Crime Victims; Judges

Article I, Section 16; Article V, Sections 8 and 21; Article XII, New Section

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Creates constitutional rights for victims of crime; requires courts to facilitate victims� rights; authorizes victims to enforce their rights throughout criminal and juvenile justice processes. Requires judges and hearing officers to independently interpret statutes and rules rather than deferring to government agency�s interpretation. Raises mandatory retirement age of state justices and judges from seventy to seventy-five years; deletes authorization to complete judicial term if one-half of term has been served by retirement age.

Related Links:
Constitution Revision Commission Website

Constitution Revision Commission

Status: Passed
Made Ballot: 05/09/2018 
Ballot Number: 6  
Election Date: 11/06/2018 
 Votes For: 4,835,950   
 Votes Against: 3,013,601   

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