Daily Archives: March 30, 2012

“Smart”ALEC? How Stand Your Ground Laws Became Entrenched Nationwide

By Sushila Rao The distressing tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death has also unwittingly drawn attention to the role played by an influential but hitherto low-profile organization in getting Stand Your Ground Laws enacted nation-wide.  American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a business-funded group which describes itself as  pursuing a nonpartisan agenda, but has been attacked…

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