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Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton. (credit: Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/POOL)

Trayvon Martin’s Mother: Stand Your Ground Laws ‘Open To Abuse’

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, is telling a Senate panel Tuesday that states must clarify their “stand your ground” self-defense laws.


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McCain Urges State Legislatures To Review ‘Stand-Your-Ground’ Laws

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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Stevie Wonder Won’t Sing in Fla. After Zimmerman Verdict

Stevie Wonder says he won’t perform in Florida and other states with a “stand your ground” law.


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Coca-Cola Ends Ties To Conservative Law Writers

Coca-Cola Co. has terminated its relationship with a conservative group seen by some as an incubator for a string of new state voter ID laws and a marketer of laws like Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense statute.