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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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