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Stand Your Ground Laws Cont’d

By Tim Lynch On Sunday, the Washington Post ran a front page story on Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.   And in an article for Jurist, just published, I explain why there is really no connection between the Stand Your Ground Law and the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  Here is an excerpt: Stand Your Ground laws are designed [...] Stand Your Ground Laws Cont’d is a post from Cato @ Lib
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'Stand Your Ground' Critics Admit It Was a 'Huge Red Herring' in the Zimmerman Case

News : Reason (last year)

On Monday the Tampa Bay Times, no fan of Florida's self-defense law, ran a story with this headline: " Despite Backlash, 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Did Not Apply to Zimmerman Case." The article summarizes a consensus among legal exper... Read Post

House Democrats Want To Pressure States To Give Up 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

The Washington Times is reporting that House Democrats plan to offer an amendment that would withhold some federal grants from states that have 'Stand Your Ground' laws, as Florida does. Stand Your Ground statutes are self-defense l... Read Post

Did Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law 'Empower' Michael Dunn to Kill Jordan Davis?

News : Reason (10 months ago)

Yesterday I explained why attempts to draw a connection between the shooting of Trayvon Martin and Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law are unpersuasive. That post was prompted by the estimony that Sybrina Fulton, Martin's... Read Post


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