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Prof. Alafair Burke Quoted on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws in National Review Online Editorial

Professor Alafair S. Burke

The National Review Online quoted Professor Alafair S. Burke in its January 14, 2014, editorial “The Florida Movie Theater Shooting and Stand Your Ground.”

The editorial quoted from her Huffington Post piece on the George Zimmerman trial. As Professor Burke explained in that essay, Florida “follows traditional self-defense limitations by prohibiting ‘initial aggressors’ from using force provoked by their own conduct. A defendant in Florida cannot claim self-defense if he ‘initially provokes the use of force’ against himself.”

Read the full editorial.

Read Professor Burke’s original piece.

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