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Attorney general discusses implementation of Marsy's Law

Attorney general discusses implementation of Marsy's Law

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Oklahoma crime victims can now visit the state attorney general’s website to view rights that are available to them through Marsy’s Law, along with other resources.

Last November, Oklahoma voters passed Marsy’s Law, or State Question 794, to add certain rights for crime victims to the Oklahoma Constitution.

“The protections the law provides are profoundly important,” Attorney General Mike Hunter said Tuesday during a reception at the Oklahoma History Center to celebrate champions of Marsy’s Law and to discuss its implementation. “They ensure that victims of crime are informed of their rights, that they are notified of proceedings and developments in their cases, that they’re heard in court, and that they have input into the process and most importantly are treated with respect and dignity throughout criminal proceedings.”

Marsy’s Law took effect immediately after its passage, Hunter said. It is named after similar statute in California named after Marsy Nicholas, a senior at UC Santa Barbara, who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983.

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