South Dakota Criminal Defendant Rights (2002)

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South Dakota Amendment A, also known as Relating to a Criminal Defendant's Rights, was on the November 7, 2002 election ballot in South Dakota.

Defeatedd It failed with 246,097 votes opposed.

Text of measure

The Constitution currently guarantees certain rights to a person accused of a crime. Amendment A would amend the Constitution to state that a criminal defendant may argue the merits, validity, and applicability of the law, including sentencing laws.

A vote "Yes" will change the Constitution.

A vote "No" will leave the Constitution as it is.


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