South Dakota Rights of a Criminal Defendant, Amendment A (2002)

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The South Dakota Rights of a Criminal Defendant Amendment, also known as Amendment A, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in South Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed a criminal defendant to argue the merits, validity and applicability of the current law which guaranteed certain rights to a person accused of a crime.[1][2]

Election results

South Dakota Amendment A (2002)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No246,09778.19%
Yes 68,659 21.81%

Election results via: South Dakota Political Almanac, South Dakota Constitutional Amendments, Initiatives and Referendums 1970-2010

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The text of the measure can be read here.

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