Stand Your Ground - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
April 26, 2012John R. Lott Jr., Gregory O'Meara, Dean A. Reuter
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Stand Your Ground - MP3
Running Time: 00:53:11
The recent shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida has sparked a national debate over "Stand Your Ground" laws, which give citizens broader leeway to use lethal force when they reasonably believe that someone intends to inflict serious bodily harm or commit homicide. On this previously recorded conference call, the speakers will attempt to cut through the heated and often misinformed rhetoric about these laws to address such questions as whether they are necessary, whether they deter crime, and proposed reforms. After providing their opening remarks, the speakers answer questions from the callers.
- Dr. John R. Lott Jr., Author, More Guns, Less Crime and Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth; Foxnews.com contributor
- Prof. Gregory O'Meara, Marquette University Law School
- Moderator: Mr. Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society