11 Nov 2020

Judge Challenges Marsy’s Law

On behalf of Jasti & Khandhar   |   Firm News

The ballot question on Marsy’s Law is being challenged by the Wisconsin Justice Initiative.  In his decision, Judge Remington ruled that the ballot question should have been broken into two parts, one focused on the rights of those accused of crimes and the other on the vast reduction of those rights, in order to give voters a better picture of what they were voting on.  He believes that the question misled the Wisconsin voters.

“Voters deserve to know what they are voting on,” Remington wrote. “Only by framing a question that reasonably, intelligently and fairly comprised or referenced every essential (element) of the amendment, could the voters decide whether and how to change the rights of persons accused of crimes.”