Stand-your-ground the rule in state, courts affirm

Andrea Roth quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2012

Most states had similar rules until 30 or 40 years ago, when some passed laws barring a claim of self-defense outside the home if the person could have fled safely, said Andrea Roth, a UC Berkeley law professor…. “California’s law perpetuates the old frontier rule,” she said. “This is not some new brainchild of the NRA.”