Tag: Amendment 6
Alva Striplin is stepping down for a gig at Florida State. Screenshot via PBS.

News Service Of FloridaSeptember 11, 2018
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3min96
Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to expand crime victims’ rights have poured more than $30 million into the campaign, with nearly $5.7 million coming at the end of August, according to a newly filed finance report. The California-based Marsy’s Law for All Foundation contributed $5.695 million on Aug. 28 to the Marsy’s Law for […]

Michael MolineSeptember 7, 2018
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5min136
Justice Jorge Labraga joined the Florida Supreme Court’s conservative wing in ruling that the Constitution Revision Commission’s Amendment 6 including a crime victims ‘bill of rights’ may appear on the November ballot. “We hereby reverse the circuit court’s judgment and vacate the injunction prohibiting the Secretary of State from action to place the Constitutional Revision Commission’s Revision […]

Michael MolineSeptember 5, 2018
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7min181
A critic of Florida’s proposed victims’ right amendment suggested Wednesday that the Florida Supreme Court should block the Constitution Revision Commission from combining multiple proposals into single revisions to place before the voters. Such “bundling” gives voters a choice to swallow provisions they don’t like to enact those that they do, litigator Harvey Sepler said during […]

Michael MolineAugust 31, 2018
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6min108
Ballot language for the Constitution Revision Commission’s proposed Amendment 6 disguises its curtailment of defendants’ rights with a promise to create procedural protections for crime victims, opponents argued in written arguments submitted Friday. In their answer to arguments the state submitted to the Florida Supreme Court the day before, the League of Women Voters and two private citizens attempted to refute […]

Michael MolineAugust 31, 2018
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6min119
The state government’s written arguments in the Florida Supreme Court test of the Constitution Revision Commission’s Amendment 6 victim’s rights proposal emphasize the “sanctified” nature of the amendment process. They also underscore that the amendment process counts on voters to be reasonably well-informed about our constitutional system — especially given the strict word limits on […]

Michael MolineAugust 31, 2018
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6min63
Proponents of the Constitution Revision Commission’s victims’ rights proposal have filed the first written arguments in a Florida Supreme Court case testing whether the ballot language would mislead the voters. The brief appeared shortly after the high court accepted a request by the Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar to file a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the proposed […]

Staff ReportsAugust 30, 2018
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3min81
Marsy’s Law for Florida launched a statewide television and digital advertising campaign, asking voters to support Amendment 6, which would “place clear, enforceable victims’ rights in the state constitution.” The amendment, which also would raise judges’ retirement age from 70 to 75, has been ruled off the ballot after a court challenge, but that decision is […]

Michael MolineAugust 27, 2018
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4min141
A Tallahassee judge on Monday ordered the Constitution Revision Commission’s proposed Amendment 6, which would guarantee crime victims’ rights and raise judges’ retirement age, stripped from the November ballot. “Because the title and summary do not meet the requirements of Florida laws … in fully, fairly, and accurately telling the voters the chief purpose of […]

Michael MolineAugust 25, 2018
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7min118
A Tallahassee judge made clear Friday that she’ll hold the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) to a high standard for straightforwardness when deciding whether its victims-rights proposal deserves a place on the fall ballot. CRC members understand their responsibility to give voters “full, accurate information, letting the voters know if the Constitution is being significantly affected […]

Danny McAuliffeAugust 21, 2018
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8min401
Saying the Constitution Revision Commission was infiltrated by special interests and proposed amendments that will deceive voters, former elected officials Tuesday encouraged Floridians to reject the panel’s eight proposed changes this November. The all-Republican group, “Save My Constitution,” said voting against Amendments 6-13 will help resolve “serious objections” about the CRC process. Members said that […]


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