On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will hold a hearing nominally devoted to "stand your ground" laws.
The laws were briefly the focus of a media furor during and after the trial of George Zimmerman, even though they played no role in his successful defense after his shooting of Trayvon Martin.
What the hell—it was an opportunity to slap at the concept of self-defense, for people who like to do such things. But even the subcommittee's chairman, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-a state that looks honest only by comparison to Rhode Island), doesn't seem all that interested in the laws.
Instead, he's spent the last couple of months grilling organizations and companies about their relationships with an association of conservative state lawmakers and vowing to publicize such associations during the hearing.
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