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National Crime Victim Law Institute

NCVLI Submits Amicus Brief to the Washington Court of Appeals

August 23, 2010

Last week NCVLI submitted an amicus curiae brief to the Washington Court of Appeals on the issue of if victims and other witnesses can be compelled to give a recorded interview to defense counsel in a criminal case.  This spring NCVLI submitted an amicus brief to a different division of the Court of Appeals on the issue.  NCVLI argued that victims and other witness should not be compelled to submit to recorded interviews because not only would such a practice violate the victim’s constitutional and statutory rights, but it would also re-victimize the victims.