I’m trying to study for my Law course and I need some help to understand this question.
- Review the article on the Zimmerman trial found here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/criminal/despite-outcry-zimmermans-acquittal-was-not-based-on-stand-your-ground-laws/2131629
- Search the Internet for more information regarding the history of the stand-your-ground law and the Zimmerman case. Focus on the defense’s trial strategy, the jury instructions presented, the jury’s verdict, and the subsequent media response.
- Based on your research and utilizing the proper terminology from your textbook, answer the following questions:
- Do you believe the verdict in Zimmerman’s trial was based on the “Stand-Your-Ground” law? Why or why not?
- Do you believe that Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground law needs to be repealed or amended? Why or why not?