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‘Stand-Your-Ground’ Not Going Anywhere

Despite outcry, laws remain popular in home states

July 22, 2013
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

MIAMI - Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Barack Obama and even a 1960s-style sit-in at the Florida governor's office, the jury's verdict that George Zimmerman was justified in shooting unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin is unlikely to spur change to any of the nation's stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

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