Marsy's Law

NACDL opposed Marsy's Law, a sweeping victims' rights constitutional amendment, in North Carolina.

Marsy's Law, a victims’ rights constitutional amendment, grants crime victims a vast array of often vague, difficult and costly to administer rights, including extensive notification, involvement, privacy, and restitution provisions, and enshrines them in state constitutions. This amendment has far-reaching consequences for state criminal legal systems across the country.

In 2018, NACDL conducted a social media campaign urging individuals to oppose Marsy's Law in several states, including North Carolina, where it was on the ballot. Unfortunately, North Carolina Marsy's Law Crime Victims Amendment (2018) was approved with 62.13% of the vote. 


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