Oklahoma Watch, in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma, will host a public forum Thursday, Sept. 27, in Oklahoma City about State Question 794, which would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to reinforce and extend the rights of crime victims.
The so-called “Marsy’s Law” proposal, which has passed in other states, is intended to ensure that crime victims are provided rights equal to those of the accused. But opponents argue the measure would duplicate current victims’ rights laws and place an unreasonable financial burden on local court systems.
The featured panelists will be Brian Hermanson, district attorney for Kay and Noble counties, and Katrina Conrad-Legler, appellate defense attorney with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System.
The Oklahoma Watch-Out forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online.
Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze will moderate the discussion. Audience questions will be allowed during the second half of the program.