Panel: 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
Monday, September 09, 2013
Law Center McQuade Law Auditorium
James Carlisle '85, Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, Toledo, Ohio
Gregory Gilchrist, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law
Nicole Porter, Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law
Jelani Jefferson Exum, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Toledo College of Law
Your Ground’ Laws, A Panel Discussion
The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial and verdict has
raised the profile of ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws in this country.
House Bill 203 seeks to bring a version of the ‘Stand Your
Ground’ law to Ohio. Under current law, a person has no duty to retreat before
using deadly force if that person is in their own home or automobile. The
proposed legislation tracks Florida’s law and expands the right to use deadly
force without a duty to retreat to any place a person has a lawful right to be.
Our panel will provide an overview of ‘Stand Your Ground’
laws, analyzing them from legal, historical, and feminist perspectives.
Free and open to the public. Pizza