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|FL: Ruling Could Aid Defendants in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Cases|
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In a decision that could have broad implications, an appeals court has sided with a defendant who argued that a controversial 2017 change to Florida’s “stand your ground” self-defense law should apply to his case.
The ruling, issued Friday by a panel of the Second District Court of Appeal, stemmed from a change that shifted a key burden of proof in “stand your ground” cases from defendants to prosecutors.
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