(HELENA) The Montana Supreme Court has found that voter-approved Constitutional Initiative 116, commonly referred to as Marsy’s Law, is unconstitutional.
The court concluded that the initiative made at least five substantive and not closely related to changes to the Montana constitution.
Montana’s Constitution requires a separate vote for each unrelated change to the constitution.
The court found that Marsy’s Law effectively made too many changes to be covered by the one constitutional initiative.
The ruling says, “Because voters were asked to cast a single vote on multiple substantive and unrelated changes to the Constitution, the Court held that CI-116 was unconstitutionally submitted to Montana voters and void in its entirety.”
Two of the Court’s seven justices dissented.