Kentucky justices review ‘Marsy’s Law’ ballot language

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Kentucky justices review 'Marsy's Law' ballot language

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Supreme Court has heard arguments about whether a proposed amendment to the state’s Constitution outlining rights for crime victims was worded correctly.

Lawyers faced a barrage of questions from justices during arguments Friday.

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At stake is whether last year’s statewide vote on the proposed amendment will be certified. Voters approved the amendment – known as “Marsy’s Law.”

The Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers challenged the wording of the ballot question and a lower court judge agreed it was too vague.

On Friday, an attorney for Marsy’s Law supporters argued the ballot language reflected the “essence” of the amendment. Attorney Sheryl Snyder said a ruling against the language would negate the election results.



On the other side, attorney Robert Kenyon Meyer said the language didn’t reflect the contents of the amendment.