League of Women Voters of Penn. v. DeGraffenreid

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court affirmed an order of the Commonwealth Court which had entered a permanent injunction prohibiting the enactment of the “Victim’s Rights Amendments” to the state constitution. The voters of Pennsylvania passed the amendments in the general election, but the Supreme Court held that the Victim’s Rights Amendment was, in actuality, a collection of amendments which added a multiplicity of new rights to the state’s constitution, and, because those new rights were not interrelated in purpose and function, the manner in which it was presented to the voters denied them their right to consider and vote on each change separately, as Article XI, § 1 mandates.

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