Media Coverage, Stand Your Ground

Ohio governor reverses veto threat, relies on CPRC research in decision to sign state’s new Stand Your Ground Law

11 Jan , 2021  

Many were surprised that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the state’s new Stand Your Ground Law. In December, headlines in Ohio indicated: “DeWine Hints He Will Veto ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill.” The decision made Ohio the 34th state to have such a provision. Recently it has come to light that the CPRC played a role in the governor’s decision.…

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Ohio becomes the 34th State with Stand Your Ground Rules

5 Jan , 2021  

With the Ohio governor signing the new law, more than two-thirds of the states now have Stand Your Ground rules. We have written a lot on that issue (see here). But we wanted to link back to a piece that we had a few years ago when the CPRC testified before the Minnesota State House.…

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Some notes on John Roman’s “Race, Justifiable Homicide, and Stand Your Ground Laws: Analysis of FBI Supplementary Homicide Report Data,” Urban Institute

4 Nov , 2013  

A copy of Roman’s report is available here.  Apparently, the report was referenced extensively in last week’s Senate testimony on Stand Your Ground laws.

1) If you were to do this study right, you would look at the change in justifiable homicides in each state before and after the Stand Your Ground law went into effect.

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Testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Stand Your Ground Laws

29 Oct , 2013  

Tomorrow at 10 AM the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will hold a hearing on Stand Your Ground laws.  A copy of my testimony is available here.  From the Chicago Sun-Times:

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) will chair a hearing Tuesday on the controversial “stand your ground” laws that played a role in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman.