Media Roundtable: No Decision On New Stand Your Ground Hearing For Marissa Alexander
Stand Your Ground is back in the headlines as a judge did not rule on whether Marissa Alexander will be granted another Stand Your Ground hearing during a pre-trial hearing Friday morning.Attorneys for Alexander argue that their client deserves another Stand Your Ground hearing to prove that she fired a shot at her estranged husband in self defense.
Alexander is free on bond while awaiting a new trial. She was initially sentenced to 20 years after the altercation but that conviction was thrown out on appeal.
Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories is our panel of local journalists:
- Andrew Pantazi, Florida Times-Union reporter
- Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger
- Tim Gibbons, Jacksonville Business Journal editor
- A.G. Gancarski, Folio Weekly columnist
Additional topics the federal lawsuit filed by two Jacksonville civil rights attorneys against the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, the latest Jacksonville pension negotiations, and reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars want to build a riverfront practice facility at the former Shipyards property near EverBank Field.
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