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Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Under Attack

When George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, he invoked a "Stand Your Ground" defense. And now, supporters of the law are finding themselves on the defensive.

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin has led to a national debate about "Stand Your Ground." The law says you no longer have a duty to retreat if you feel threatened. Instead, you're allowed to defend yourself using force -- even deadly force.

Florida Matters host Carson Cooper breaks down what the Stand Your Ground law does and does not allow with two experts.

Stephen Romine is a Clearwater defense attorney who has successfully defended clients in several Stand Your Ground cases.

Robert Batey is a Stetson University Law School professor who has studied and written about Stand Your Ground.

We'd love to hear what you say about Stand Your Ground. Go to facebook.com/WUSF and let us know.

And go to wusfnews.org for all our latest Trayvon Martin coverage.

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