ND Marsy's Law

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An expanded list of rights for crime victims in North Dakota doesn't appear to be having much negative impact on law enforcement and prosecutors so far.

North Dakota voters approved measure known as Marsy's Law as a constitutional amendment in November.

The law expands privacy rights for victims, among other provisions.

Ward County prosecutor Rozanna Larson told the Legislature's interim Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that many of the provisions already were in place before the law was enacted. She says the law has created some additional work, such as having to redact more information from documents.

Bismarck Deputy Chief Randy Ziegler says officers give victims of crimes a card summarizing their rights. He says only 11 victims of crimes so far have evoked their rights under the new law.


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