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411 On Stand Your Ground: Which 26 States Have It & What Does It Mean?

As we continue to reflect on not-guilty Trayvon Martin trial verdict, the controversial stand your ground law that aided in George Zimmerman’s defense has come to the forefront of the discussion. But what exactly is stand your ground? In which states … Continue reading

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Is stand your ground unique to the United States?

By Brian Palmer Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial discussed Florida’s “stand your ground” law before reaching a not guilty verdict on Saturday, according to juror B37. The controversial law eliminates the obligation to retreat before using deadly force … Continue reading

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