August 16, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The FBI, US Attorney General for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard G. Callahan and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Molly Moran on Friday released a statement announcing the next steps in the federal civil rights investigation into the recent killing of ...[read more]
September 4, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent and the UN Special Rapporteur on racism on Tuesday called upon the US government to finalize its investigation into the case surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin. The controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman sparked the federal ...[read more]
August 7, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Liz Clark Rinehart, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Class of 2015, explores the role of reverse jury nullification in the context of the George Zimmerman trial...The response was predictable, even to those who had maintained hope for a different ...[read more]
June 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday began its investigation into the state's stand your ground law. The task force is holding its first public hearing Tuesday morning and parents of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American high... ...[read more]
April 6, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Tim Lynch, Director of the Project on Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, says that George Zimmerman's actions are not covered by Florida's Stand Your Ground law and that Zimmerman could have been arrested and charged because of his actions the night of Trayvon Martin's ...[read more]

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