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  • ShootWhenICan

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    We knew this was coming.
    Will they ask the mother how much money she's making by profiteering of her son's death?


    [h=2]Dick Durbin To Hold Senate Hearing On “Stand Your Ground” Laws, Trayvon Martin’s Mother Expected To Testify[/h]
    A Senate hearing reviewing “Stand Your Ground” laws will take place Tuesday after previously being delayed.
    The original hearing was postponed in mid-September following the killings at the Navy Yard in Washington.
    The hearing Tuesday will take place before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, chaired by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
    The witness list is not yet public, but Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sabrina Fulton, was set to attend the previously scheduled hearing.

    “Stand Your Ground” laws, which exist in many states, emerged as a contentious issue after the shooting death of Martin and subsequent not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman.

    Senate to hold ?Stand Your Ground? hearing Tuesday

     

    karlac

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    Unless something has drastically changed since I last looked, this is a State issue, not a Federal issue ... just another smoke screen to get some votes.
     

    karlac

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    Unless they create a law to make it federal.

    Yep, but they know that it stands no chance of getting through the House, and, even if it did, it would not be implemented until a SCOTUS ruling, which could take years. IOW, another subversion of the Commerce Clause, which States such as Texas would certainly fight tooth and nail (as long as we keep it red, that is).

    So at this point it is arguably nothing but political theater - some huffing and puffing to make it appear to liberal constituents, NAACP, et al, that something is being done. More divide and pander.
     

    ShootWhenICan

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    "Yep, but they know that it stands no chance of getting through the House"

    I don't know.
    I may be wrong or confusing things but I think last time this was voted on this they came only 5 votes short.
    For them that's an encouragement and a huge improvement from a 20-30 vote difference.
     

    Renegade

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    A nationwide "duty to retreat" law would do it.

    Would immediately be UC as it conflicts with 200 years of Case Law.

    Looks like our man Cruz is already running point on this:

    “The notion that critics of these laws put forth, that if you’re attacked on the street by a violent attacker, you’re obliged to turn and run rather than defend yourself, is a notion contrary to hundreds of years of our jurisprudence,” Cruz said.
     

    General Zod

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    All it takes is a few rulings from liberal judges to screw that up - after all, several states still have "duty to retreat" laws on the books that have not be successfully challenged.
     
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    "Stand your ground" had nothing to do with the Zimmerman case.
     
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