Paul Cassell, a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and former federal judge, was quoted in an August 10 Salt Lake Tribune article focused on the growing victims’ rights movement, which advocates allowing crime victims a larger role in criminal cases.
In the article, titled “Utah crime victims gaining more clout, “ Cassell states that the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act of 2004 was a positive step, but notes that only 5 percent of criminal cases nationwide are filed in federal courts. He predicts that debate about a federal constitutional amendment, which would cover all cases, will become more vocal this fall, following the release of a Government Accountability Office report on the treatment of crime victims in federal courts.
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