Chancellor University - Archives for 10/08/2012

Entrapment

Monday, October 08, 2012
The word entrapment has been in the news lately. Here in Cleveland (home of Chancellor University), five (5) individuals were recently arrested and charged in federal court with conspiring to detonate a bomb(s) to destroy a bridge which handles a large amount of traffic and commuters each day.  One lawyer has openly professed his belief that his client was entrapped by the government to commit this offense.  Let’s discuss this defense and look at what the legal definition of entrapment is.  read more
POSTED IN: Education
AUTHOR: Scott Brantley

What Are the “Stand Your Ground” and “Castle Law” Doctrines? Are They the Same Thing?

Monday, October 08, 2012
This type of defense was first enacted in 2005 (in Florida) at the behest of the National Rifle Association (NRA). This law has recently come to light there in the Trayvon Martin case where George Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder of Martin. His defense is that he used deadly force because the “stand your ground” law in Florida allowed for that. read more
POSTED IN: Education
AUTHOR: Scott Brantley
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