FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – A date for oral arguments has been set in the controversial Marsy’s Law decision.
A judge in Kentucky ordered officials not to certify the results of the election on Marsy’s Law, saying that the way the question was worded was misleading. It was too late to remove the question from the ballot, so people had the opportunity to vote on it.
The question to voters read as follows: “Are you in favor of providing constitutional rights to victims of crime, including the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and the right to be informed and to have a voice in the judicial process?”
Despite the judge’s ruling, proponents of the law are optimistic as the uncertified results showed a majority of voters in favor of adding the law to the state’s constitution.
That decision could be overturned by the state’s Supreme Court.
Oral arguments in the case will be heard Feb. 8.