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Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat (durbin.senate.gov)

Sen. Dick Durbin, Illinois Democrat (durbin.senate.gov)

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Senate 'Stand Your Ground' Hearing Scheduled for Oct. 29

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the Assistant Majority Leader and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to examine "stand your ground" laws that have significantly expanded the permissible use of deadly force and that have been adopted in 26 states since 2005.