What is the victims’ rights amendment known as Marsy’s Law that passed in November, 2018?

Last November, North Carolina’s voters overwhelmingly voted to strengthen rights for victims of crime - giving crime victims’ rights equal authority in the state Constitution already given to the rights of the accused and convicted.

The amendment, known as Marsy’s Law, is a bipartisan victims’ rights initiative seeking to amend state constitutions like North Carolina that lack guaranteed enforceable protections to crime victims. It passed in North Carolina by more than 60 percent of the statewide vote - the most of any of the six amendments voters considered on the 2018 ballot.