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The secretive corporate outfit behind ‘Stand Your Ground’

2 years agoNews : The Great Debate

The controversy around the shooting of Trayvon Martin has spotlighted a powerful but little-known legislative lobby group called the American Legislative Exchange Council. As we focus on Stand Your Ground laws, we shouldn’t lose sight of the breadth of ALEC’s damage around the country.
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Civil Rights Leader Turns Attention To Group That Wrote ‘Stand Your Ground’ In Aftermath Of Zimmerman Verdict

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (last year)

When the story of Trayvon Martin’s killing first made national news, attention quickly turned to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — a conservative group with corporate backing that crafts model legislation and recrui... Read Post

Does the 'Backlash' Against 'Stand Your Ground' Laws Make Sense?

News : Reason (2 years ago)

Today Florida Gov. Rick Scott is appointing a task force to examine his state's self-defense law in light of the Trayvon Martin case. Meanwhile, the American Legislative Exchange Council, partly in response to the controversy sparke... Read Post

Is Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law To Blame In The Shooting Death Of Trayvon Martin??

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

Ever since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman who pursued him on foot, much of the commentary has revolved around whether Florida's controversial 'Stand Your Ground' ... Read Post


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