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Amendment S Proponent: It Elevates Victims' Rights; Opponent: It's Unworkable

Victoria Wicks

In November, South Dakota voters will decide whether to add a crime victims' bill of rights to the state constitution. Advocates' and opponents' positions are starting to emerge.

The proponent, Marsy's Law for All, is launching what its director calls a six-figure radio campaign.

Opponents don't yet have an organized campaign, but they include the South Dakota State Bar and State's Attorneys Association.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks is researching Amendment S and the contentions of those aligned for and against it.

Credit Photo courtesy of Jason Glodt
Jason Glodt, South Dakota Director of Marsy's Law for All campaign

Listen to Dakota Midday on Thursday, Sept. 9, for a more complete examination of this amendment. Victoria Wicks will explore the language found in Marsy's Law proposals in South Dakota and other states. Dakota Midday airs starting at noon Central on SDPB radio.

Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She Retired from this position in March 2023.