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Stand Your Ground Law

NSU Shepard Broad College of Law Professors Wilets and Khan on WPBT2's Your South Florida

Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which allows the use of deadly force in cases of self-defense made national headlines when it was used in the trial of George Zimmerman – acquitted in the 2012 shooting death of Miami teen Trayvon Martin. Now a Miami-Dade County circuit judge has ruled a recent amendment to the Stand Your Ground statute is unconstitutional.

In a recent interview with Your South Florida, Shahabudeen K. Khan, J.D. and James D. Wilets, J.D., professors of NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law discussed the reason behind this ruling and what it could mean for future cases.


Shahabudeen K. Khan, J.D.

Shahabudeen K. Khan, J.D.

James D. Wilets, J.D.

James D. Wilets, J.D.



CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.