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Rights of Crime Victims; Judges

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

Summary:
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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

Sponsor:
Constitution Revision Commission

Status: Active
Made Ballot: 05/09/2018 
Ballot Number: 6  
Election Year: 2018 




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