October 16, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
The United States Commission on Civil Rights invited Professor David A. Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law to testify at the Commission's hearing on October 17, 2014. The subject of the hearing is Stand Your Ground laws. The state of Florida passed the first such law in 2005, ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth Megale of Savannah Law School examines Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law in the context of the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman...In terms of the law, the verdict in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman is legally sound; it is the "correct" verdict of a jury ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday began its investigation into the state's stand your ground law. The task force is holding its first public hearing Tuesday morning and parents of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American high... ...[read more]
April 6, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Tim Lynch, Director of the Project on Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, says that George Zimmerman's actions are not covered by Florida's Stand Your Ground law and that Zimmerman could have been arrested and charged because of his actions the night of Trayvon Martin's ...[read more]
April 2, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the Barry University School of Law says that the double standard concerning the killing of US citizens developed as a result of overseas anti-terrorism efforts and is more recently apparent in the domestic "stand your ground" self defense laws...Over the last ...[read more]

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