On July 23, 2012, the Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society presented:
Should We Stand Our Ground? The Legal and Public Policy Implications of the Trayvon Martin Shooting
A panel discussion featuring:
- Erica J. Hashimoto, Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law
- Rev. Markel Hutchins, Minister, Markel Hutchins Ministries, Civil Rights Activist
- John Monroe, Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel, Georgia Carry
- Rep. Ed Setzler (R – Acworth), State Representative, District 35, Georgia State House of Representatives; Member, House Judiciary Non-Civil Subcommittee
- Richard H. Deane, Jr., Partner, Jones Day; Former United States Attorney, Northern District of Georgia
On July 23, 2012 the Georgia Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society hosted a roundtable discussion on the legal and public policy implications surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Topics discussed by the panel included Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, whether the Sanford, Florida police and the State of Florida acted appropriately in their investigation of the shooting, the existence of similar Stand Your Ground Laws in Georgia and other states throughout the country, and the role of interest groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in advancing those laws and other gun rights legislation at the state level.
View the Stand Your Ground panel discussion (aired on C-SPAN) here.
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