Essential Pittsburgh
7:35 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Standing Your Ground in Pennsylvania

Legal contributor David Harris has joined the American Bar Association's National Task Force on "Stand Your Ground" Laws.
Legal contributor David Harris has joined the American Bar Association's National Task Force on "Stand Your Ground" Laws.
Credit University of Pittsburgh Law School

The killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin brought attention to stand your ground laws last year. A number of states have laws which dramatically expand the definition of self defense, often including personal property. So what do the self defense laws look like here in Pennsylvania? University of Pittsburgh Law Professor David Harris is currently part of an American Bar Association National Task Force on stand your ground laws, looking into their overall impact on society.

Guest: David Harris University of Pittsburgh Law Professor and Associate Dean for Research