Marsy's Law

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

Marsy's Law, a victims’ rights constitutional amendment, bestows upon 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 Oklahoma, where it was on the ballot. Unfortunately, Oklahoma State Question 794 (2018), the Marsy's Law Crime Victim Rights Amendment, was approved by voters. 

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