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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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33 Corporations Which Paid No Taxes from 2008-2010 Have Ties to ALEC

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (2 years ago)

Comedian Lee Camp on ALEC In the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting—which many linked to Florida's "Kill At Will" or "Stand Your Ground" law—a number of corporations have pulled their support for the American Legislative Exchange C... Read Post

Civil Rights Leader Turns Attention To Group That Wrote ‘Stand Your Ground’ In Aftermath Of Zimmerman Verdict

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (12 months ago)

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

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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