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Todd Spitzer on Marsy's Law - What it means for the U.S. as a Federal Law?

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On November 4, 2008, the voters of the State of California approved Proposition 9, a "Victim's Bill of Rights Act of 2008: Marsy's Law", a measure to provide all victims with rights and due process. The expressed purpose of Marsy's Law is to (1) Provide victims with rights to justice and due process, and (2) Eliminates parole hearings in which there is no likelihood a murderer will be paroled, and to provide that a convicted murdere can receive a parole hearing no more frequently than every three years, and can be denied a follow-up parole hearing for as long as 15 years. Today, they are trying to get it passed as a federal law. Todd Spitzer, the Campaign Manager for Marsy's Law and a California attorney, shares with us the background of Marsy's Law and what it means to the citizens of the United States if this law can be passed for the rights of victims in all states, as well as a brief discussion about the victim impact statements as well. You won't want to miss out on this important law being catapulted into the US Capitol Hill.
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Marsys Law
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Todd Spitzer
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