Prof. Joëlle Anne Moreno Quoted on Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law

In the MinnPost, FIU Law Professor Joëlle Anne Moreno is quoted on the future of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. Professor Moreno is part of a panel convened by state Sen. Chris Smith (D) tasked with reviewing the law.

Professor Joëlle Anne Moreno is the College of Law’s first Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development, supporting the development of the faculty as scholars and teachers.  She is an experienced teacher of Evidence, Scientific and Forensic Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her research and scholarship focuses on evidence and constitutional law issues and includes articles that have appeared in the Boston University, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Tulane, Utah, and Akron law reviews.

Stand Your Ground law: Florida review panel to draw wide scrutiny

Led by Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, a black Republican who is a life-time member of both the NAACP and the NRA, a 19-member panel assembled by Gov. Rick Scott (R) after the Trayvon Martin shooting sat down for the first time Tuesday to examine the future of the state’s landmark self-defense law.

Enacted in 2005, the Stand Your Ground law, which expanded the “no duty to retreat” doctrine to public areas, became a touchstone for those who sought to extend gun rights and self-defense in US society, and the Trayvon Martin case has highlighted how those trends intersect with perceptions of young black men. Critics say the law has become a license for hate-motivated criminals to kill, while proponents credit it with saving lives and reducing the murder rate… Read more at »

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