A constitutional amendment designed to give crime victims more rights is leaving a Senate committee with a positive recommendation.
The amendment, known as Marsy’s Law, would give crime victims constitutional rights in the criminal justice system.
Supporters envision it as a parallel to the Miranda rights of the accused. Opponents argue it could interfere with due process for criminal defendants.
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee signed off on the amendment by a 4 to 1 vote. It’s expected to get a vote by the full Senate this Thursday.