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Self-Defense or Illegal Homicide? Is ‘Stand-Your-Ground’ Evolving?

Patrik Jonsson, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ATLANTA (Christian Science Monitor) — Again and again American juries, including one in Reno, Nev., on Friday, are being asked to adjudicate a thorny legal question under a new breed of “stand-your-ground” laws: What’s the difference between self-defense and Read More

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Marissa Alexander Will Get a New Trial

[MSNBC] Marissa Alexander, the African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years for discharging a firearm in Florida despite pleading Stand Your Ground against her husband, will get a new trial. Alexander, 32, said she fired a bullet at the ceiling because she was afraid of Read More