There is a very good reason why the writers of the Constitution included rights for people accused of crimes in our founding documents. They valued the idea that the government should be restricted in its ability to deprive us of our liberty.
Today in the Pennsylvania Senate, those fundamental rights are in danger of being diminished by a proposed victims’ rights constitutional amendment known as Marsy’s Law.
Senate Bill 149 would enshrine specific rights for alleged victims of crime into the Pennsylvania Constitution, including the right to deny information to the defense as they’re building their case and the right to be free of “unreasonable delay and a prompt conclusion of the case.”
It is reasonable to support crime victims. But it is unreasonable to do so at the expense of the due process rights of people who are accused of a crime by a powerful government.
Tell your state senator to vote NO on SB 149.
We need your help on this important issue.