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Castle Doctrine

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Examining Texas’ Castle Doctrine Law

The “not guilty” verdict in the George Zimmerman murder in Florida case has national some groups calling for review of so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws.

07/17/2013

Trayvon Martin

Texplainer: When Can Texans Use Deadly Force in Self-Defense?

As the story of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch captain in Florida, continues to attract national attention, Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law and similar laws in states that followed its lead have come under scrutiny.

03/27/2012

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How Does Texas ‘Castle Doctrine’ Compare To Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’

While similar, Texas’ Castle Doctrine and Florida’s Stand Your Ground laws have some differences. But in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, they are being scrutinized.

03/24/2012