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Castle Doctrine: In Defense of Self-Defense

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Castle Doctrine: In Defense of Self-Defense

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The Castle Doctrine allows law-abiding citizens attacked in their own homes (their "castles") to respond with force, even deadly force, to protect themselves — though the law varies from state to state. Self-defense laws are back in the spotlight after two recent cases in which intruders were shot and killed by homeowners.

Guests:

Cindy Horswell, reporter for the Houston Chronicle

Jonathan Turley, professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University