Recent Development: The Victims’ Rights Amendment

Posted: 25 Jul 2012

Date Written: May 25, 2005


This Article analyzes the proposed Victims’ Rights Amendment, one of the few proposed constitutional amendments that has both been repeatedly considered, and has survived the Judiciary Committee to reach the floor of the Senate. It analyzes the provisions of the proposed amendment and identifies a number of concerns regarding its interpretation. Finally, it contends that in light of these concerns, an ordinary legislative solution is preferable, and explains the comparative advantages of a statutory solution.

Keywords: Victims' Rights, constitutional amendments, legislation

Suggested Citation

Schwartz, Victoria, Recent Development: The Victims’ Rights Amendment (May 25, 2005). Harvard Journal on Legislation, Vol. 42, 2005. Available at SSRN:

Victoria Schwartz (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University School of Law ( email )

24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
United States

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