State Issue 1: Marsy's Law
Ohio voters will decide two statewide issues on the ballot November 7th. Issue 1, also known as Marsy's Law, would put a so-called crime victim's bill of rights into the Ohio constitution. Marsy's Law is named after Marsy Nicholas, a California college student who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. A week later, her mother and brother encountered her murderer in a grocery store. They didn't know he'd been released on bail. The brother, now Dr. Henry T. Nicholas, is the driving force behind Marsy's Law, which has been adopted in California, Illinois, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief