Stand Your Ground

"Stand Your Ground" Case Before Florida High Court The Florida Supreme Court will hear a case that could shift the burden of proof in "stand your ground" cases.
Legally Blind Man Shoots Intruder In Self-DefenseA legally blind man shot an intruder in self-defense Sunday night.
Judge Delays Ruling On 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing
Sharpton Leads March Against Florida 'Stand Your Ground' LawThe Rev. Al Sharpton has led a group of several hundred people on a march to the state Capitol to protest Florida's "stand your ground" law.
Florida Lawmakers Pushing Ahead With Warning Shot BillFlorida legislators are pushing ahead with a bill designed to make it clear people can show a gun, or even fire a warning shot, without drawing a lengthy prison sentence.
Legislators Shoot Down Effort To Repeal 'Stand Your Ground' LawA panel of Florida legislators on Thursday easily defeated an effort to repeal the state's controversial "stand your ground law" Thursday following hours of passionate testimony.
Trayvon's Mom: Clarify Stand Your Ground LawsSybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their "stand your ground" self-defense laws.
Senators Approve Tweaks To "Stand Your Ground" Law Lawmakers are considering changes to the "stand your ground" law that came under scrutiny after a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman fatally shot an unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.
Florida Spent Nearly $173,000 Extra On Security For Zimmerman Verdict Protest A month-long protest at the Florida Capitol following the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial is resulting in overtime expenses of nearly $173,000.
Standoff Between Zimmerman Protesters, Florida Gov Not Ending Anytime SoonA standoff between protesters and Gov. Rick Scott is showing no signs of ending anytime soon.
Zimmerman Verdict Unlikely To Change States' 'Stand-Your-Ground' LawsDespite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.
Fla. Protesters Upset With Verdict Staying Put Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman remained firmly in place at the Florida Capitol for a fourth straight day and repeated that they have no plans to leave, choosing to stay locked in for the weekend.

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