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.
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
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