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Don’t Expect Much Change in Stand Your Ground Law as Scott Panel Completes Work

| November 14, 2012

A group tasked by Gov. Rick Scott with reviewing the state’s “stand your ground” self defense law appears unlikely to recommend any major revamping of the statute, although it will make suggestions for additional study by lawmakers.

Zimmerman’s Wife Arrested for Lying as Stand Your Ground Panel Opens Near Crime Scene

| June 13, 2012

The governor-appointed Stand Your Ground panel held its first session near where George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, 17, in February, and on the same day that Shellie Zimmerman was jailed for lying to a judge at a bond hearing about how much money the Zimmermans had.

Beyond George Zimmerman: Five Stand Your Ground Cases You Should Know About

| June 10, 2012

Although Florida was the first to enact a Stand Your Ground law, 24 other states enforce similar versions. Some of the most notable cases where a version of the Stand Your Ground law has led to freedom from criminal prosecution are highlighted.

She Stood Her Ground. She Got 20 Years. The Case of Jacksonville’s Marissa Alexander.

| May 14, 2012

As Florida reviews its “stand your ground” law in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing, Marissa Alexander on Friday received a 20-year sentence for firing a shot in what she claims was self-defense and her backers say was a case of her standing her ground.

George Zimmerman Charged With Second Degree Murder in Killing of Trayvon Martin

| April 11, 2012

Angela Corey, the special prosecutor appointed to investigate the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, charged George Zimmerman with second degree murder. Zimmerman, who had briefly vanished, is in police custody.

Fear Factor: Concealed Weapons Approaching 1 Million in Florida as NRA Gains Ground

| April 4, 2012

The number of concealed weapons permits has risen dramatically in recent years as new laws making it easier to obtain them have been placed on the books by lawmakers, spurred on by the National Rifle Association, one of the most effective lobbying forces in the capital city.

Trayvon Martin Ripples: Attorneys Take On Profiling As NRA Defends Stand Your Ground

| March 26, 2012

A group of Tallahassee criminal defense lawyers called Roundtable for Justice is moving to shed more light on racial profiling in Florida while the NRA’s lead lobbyist on Florida’s Stand Your Ground law defends the measure.

“If I had a Son, He’d Look Like Trayvon”: Obama Speaks Out, FPC Students Protest

| March 23, 2012

President Obama called the killing of Trayvon Miller a tragedy and addressed it in personal terms Friday as Gov. Rick Scott appointed an outside prosecutor Thursday night to investigate the shooting.

Amid Fury Over Trayvon Martin’s Killing and Stand Your Ground Law, Police Chief Resigns

| March 22, 2012

Unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin’s killing in Sanford by a crime watch volunteer who hasn’t been charged led to the “temporary” resignation of Sanford police chief Bill Lee Jr. today and calls to Gov. Rick Scott to appoint an independent prosecutor.


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