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The ABA National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws To Hold Western Regional Hearing in San Francisco

  • 09 Aug 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • The Westin San Francisco Market Street

Friday, August 9, 2013
8:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
The Westin San Francisco Market Street
50 Third Street, Metropolitan I, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA

You are cordially invited to attend and/or present testimony at a significant public forum concerning the proliferation of Stand Your Ground Laws, which have substantially expanded the contours of self-defense law in over half of jurisdictions in the United States and received increased national attention in connection with recent high-profile cases.

Expert witnesses drawn from local and regional community and government stakeholders, law enforcement prosecutors, public and private criminal defense attorneys, and legal academicians will testify on the impact of Stand Your Ground laws in the Western region, where several states have enacted similar expanded self-defense statutes.

Topics will include:
  • The utility of Stand Your Ground laws from legal and policy perspectives
  • The impact of Stand Your Ground laws on public safety
  • The impact of Stand Your Ground laws on traditionally marginalized communities and racial and ethnic minorities
The impact of Stand Your Ground laws on the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on law enforcement and the prosecutorial function.

This hearing is free and open to members of the public and press, but, you must register today in order to reserve your seat. For more information on the August 9, 2013 Western regional hearing in San Francisco, or the National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws, generally, please contact: Rachel Patrick, Staff Director, ABA Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice, at: (312) 988-5408 or via email at: corej@americanbar.org.

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