In 2008 I co-authored California's Marsy's Law. I then served as the Statewide Chair and Campaign Manager for Prop 9, Marsy's Law. I am glad to see the Courts upholding this important measure that provides a comprehensive Bill of Rights to crime victims. This appellate case upheld the parole provision we wrote to extend time between hearings after a parole denial making it retroactive to inmates sentenced before the initiative's passage (ex post facto).
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld California laws approved by voters that set stricter limits on parole hearings and give the governor authority to block parole.