EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS HEARING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. No other date and no further information has been announced.
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis are scheduled to testify at the U.S. Senate hearing Tuesday, September 17.
The hearing, by the Senate Judiciary Committee‘s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights is on “Stand Your Ground’ Laws: Civil Rights and Public Safety Implications of the Expanded Use of Deadly Force”.
Others scheduled to appear are William Meggs, State Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Tallahassee, FL.; Ronald Sullivan, Jr., Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute; John Lott, Jr., Ph.D., President of the Crime Prevention Research Center in Swarthmore, PA., and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C.think-tank
Majority members on the subcommittee are Dick Durbin (IL), Chairman Al Franken (MN), Christopher Coons (DE), Rick Blumenthal (CT), and Mazie Hirono (HI); minority members are Ted Cruz (TX), Ranking Member Lindsey Graham (SC), John Cornyn (TX), and Orrin Hatch (UT).
The hearing is open to the public, and will take place starting at 10:00AM in Washington, D.C.
If you can’t be there in person you can WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST HERE: http://www.senate.gov/isvp/?comm=judiciary&type=live&filename=judiciary091713