Marsy’s Law Campaign Celebrates Making the Criminal Justice System Less Just

MINOT, N.D. — During the 2016 election cycle Kathleen Wrigley, wife of former Lt. Governor and current U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley, was a local spokesperson for California billionaire and drug felon Henry Nicholas’ hobby horse campaign against the rights of the accused.

Masquerading as a “victims rights” amendment to our state constitution, Marsy’s Law has severely diminished our state’s ability to reach just outcomes in criminal proceedings.

The most recent example of this was an opinion from a district court judge in western North Dakota which found that Marsy’s Law allows a witness in a criminal proceeding to refuse pretrial questioning by the defense if they meet the law’s loose definition of “victim.”

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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