The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to kick off its upcoming session with an examination of the shape of constitutional ballot measures that may be presented to voters in a test of an expansive crime victims’ rights measure whose votes were barred from tabulation. 

On Sept. 21, the court is slated to hear arguments in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Degraffenreid, a case involving the proposed addition of a victim’s rights amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution. The Commonwealth Court ruled in a Jan. 7 decision that the ballot measure, known as “Marsy’s Law,” was unconstitutional because the question presented to voters contained aspects that applied to multiple parts of the state constitution, in violation of the single-subject rule.