Prominent North Dakota Federal Prosecutor Lynn Crooks Endorses Measure 3
October 26, 2016
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PROMINENT NORTH DAKOTA FEDERAL PROSECUTOR LYNN CROOKS ENDORSES MEASURE 3
BISMARCK, N.D. – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Crooks endorses Measure 3, based on its merits and feasibility, and his experience working under the similar parameters of the federal Justice for All Act. Mr. Crooks encourages North Dakotans to vote Yes on Measure 3 this November.
“As a former federal prosecutor, we operated under federal statutes that contained provisions virtually identical to the provisions of Marsy’s law, without any of the dire consequences predicted by the opponents,” said Crooks. “Placing these rights in the Constitution makes it more difficult to ignore them. The rights of criminal defendants are protected by both the United States and North Dakota Constitutions. The rights of the victims of their crimes are not. It is only appropriate that the rights of victims of crime should receive the same level of protection as do those of murders, rapists, and other felons.”
Mr. Crooks has been an attorney in North Dakota since 1965 and worked within the U.S. Attorney’s Office in North Dakota for 30 years. He prosecuted such notable cases as United States vs. Leonard Peltier and United States vs. Gordon Kahl.
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