Texas’ Stand Your Ground Law: An Historical Perspective

Presenting at Texas Bar Association CLE, Austin, September 2016

25 Pages Posted: 18 May 2016 Last revised: 29 Aug 2016

Clayton E. Cramer

College of Western Idaho

Date Written: May 17, 2016

Abstract

In the aftermath of the Treyvon Martin shooting in Florida, Stand Your Ground laws have acquired an unsavory reputation. These laws and their close cousin, castle doctrine, have an interesting history, especially with respect to protecting victims of domestic violence. Texas’ Stand Your Ground law differs substantially from that of Florida, with much greater restraints on use of deadly force.

Suggested Citation

Cramer, Clayton E., Texas’ Stand Your Ground Law: An Historical Perspective (May 17, 2016). Presenting at Texas Bar Association CLE, Austin, September 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2781099

Clayton E. Cramer (Contact Author)

College of Western Idaho ( email )

5500 East Opportunity Drive
Nampa, ID 83687
United States

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