University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Paul Cassell testified before a subcommittee of the Florida Constitutional Revision Commission on Jan. 19 in support of a proposal to create a Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights in the Florida Constitution. The proposal, known as Marsy’s Law for Florida, would provide a set of enforceable rights for victims of crime in Florida, including a right to notice of court hearings, a right to be heard at appropriate hearings, a right to privacy, and a right to restitution.
Cassell (and professor Meg Garvin at Lewis and Clark College of Law) previously provided a policy paper in support of the proposal, which can be found here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3086867
The commission voted 6-1 in favor of the proposal, which will now move to the full commission for a vote in March.