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The secretive corporate outfit behind ‘Stand Your Ground’

3 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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