Olson: Stand Your Ground Law Has 'No Effect' in Trayvon Martin Case
April 9 (Bloomberg Law) — Contrary to many observers, Walter Olson, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies, thinks Florida’s Stand Your Ground law will have no effect on whether neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman is found guilty of killing Trayvon Martin. The law states that a person may claim self defense if they reasonably believe deadly force necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm. Florida’s investigation into the killing continues, and no charges have yet been brought. Olson speaks with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia.