Kentucky Senator Appeals ‘Marsy’s Law’ Ruling

Oct 17, 2018

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A Kentucky state senator has appealed a judge's ruling not to certify results of a constitutional referendum next month.

Kentucky is one of six states scheduled to vote on "Marsy's Law" next month. It would amend the state's constitution to include rights for crime victims, like the right to be notified of and present for most court proceedings.

Monday, Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ruled the question posted to voters on the ballot is misleading. It is too late to remove the question from the ballot. But he ordered election officials not to certify the results of the Nov. 6 election.

Republican state Sen. Whitney Westerfield filed a notice of appeal on Tuesday. He was joined by state Rep. Joe Fischer and the nonprofit Marsy's Law for Kentucky.