In November 2008, the people of California voted for a proposition known as Marsy's Law. This law expanded victims' right to restitution under the California Constitution and converted their statutory right to counsel into a constitutional right.
On November 5, 2010, Loyola Law School and the Office of Restorative Justice of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles sponsored a Victims' Right Conference. The Conference served as the inaugural event of the law school's Center for Restorative Justice (CRJ).
Marsy's Law, last year's Proposition 9, received quite a bit of publicity before and after it passed. Marsy's Law converted some victim's rights from statutory rights to constitutional rights. It also added some new state constitutional rights for victims.
Most of us remember the late-1990s phenomenon of Internet companies saying that brick-and-mortar business rules (and laws) did not apply to them. Remarkably, a service industry. closely tied to attorneys is still living in that era believing that neither requisite business skills (such as professional training) nor licensing laws should hamper them.
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