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ND Still Figuring Out How to Implement Marsy’s Law

By October 14, 2017 No Comments

Despite guidance from the North Dakota attorney general’s office, questions remain about how to put Marsy’s Law into practice “almost a year after North Dakotans approved the [crime] victim’s rights ballot measure,” reported the Bismarck Tribune recently. One state’s attorney has called some requirements of the law “very time-consuming” and says that juvenile court matters pose questions about what information can be shared. It has been estimated that “the measure would cost almost $4 million in the current two-year budget cycle.” Kathleen Wrigley, chair of the Marsy’s Law for North Dakota initiative, feels that the measure is working as intended but has concerns that implementation is still problematic a year later.