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

Sep 6, 2016

Pennington County State's Attorney Mark Vargo
Credit 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.

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

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.