University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified on Jan. 31 before both the House and Senate Judiciary Subcommittees of the Iowa Legislature in support of a Crime Victims’ Constitutional Amendment. Cassell, an expert on crime victims’ rights, explained how the proposal would help protect crime victims during the criminal justice process, while simultaneously protecting other important interests in the process.
“Protecting crime victims’ rights is an important value that should be enshrined in Iowa’s fundamental charter — it’s state constitution,” Cassell said.
The committees took the proposals under advisement.
The Des Moines Register covered the issue and quoted Cassell. Read the story here.