Archives: Florida

Spring Breakers: An exact, scale reproduction of Florida

Just when you thought James Franco was irredeemable, here comes Spring Breakers blowin’ minds!

Florida governor organizes a task force to review “Stand Your Ground” law

NPR’s news blog is reporting that Florida governor Rick Scott has appointed a task force to investigate the state’s gun laws, including the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law at the center of the Trayvon Martin case. It appears that the task force will meet on May 1st. Back in 2010, the Tampa Bay Times looked […]

Mayor Bloomberg launches campaign to end “Stand Your Ground” laws

The mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has launched a national campaign to repeal “Stand Your Ground” laws throughout the country. It comes from the legal and political fallout stemming from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin: “The NRA’s ‘shoot first’ laws that have passed in 25 states have undermined the integrity of the justice […]

Florida vs. Virginia: comparing self-defense laws

The death of Trayvon Martin sparked controversy and discussion about Florida’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” self-defense rule. We spoke with two local criminal defense attorneys to talk about the differences (and similarities) between the self-defense provisions afforded by both Florida and Virginia law.