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ABA Draft Report on Stand Your Ground Laws

American Bar Association National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws, Preliminary Report and Recommendations, August 8, 2014.

“This report represents the culmination of the Task Force’s analysis of a substantial compilation of information: testimony from experts and stakeholders received at five regional hearings, extensive legal research on each jurisdiction’s self-defense regime, quantitative assessments of national crime data relating to rates of justifiable homicides, and critical insights and expertise gleaned from our roundtable series among our Advisory Committee and Task Force. This report summarizes the comprehensive legal study undertaken by the Task Force and makes recommendations concerning the utility of state Stand Your Ground laws as well as their impact  on the criminal justice system, public safety and individual liberties.”

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