Durbin’s office postpones ‘stand your ground’ hearing

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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office said the Senate is postponing a hearing that was to examine ‘stand your ground’ legislation that was made so well-know following the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Durbin’s office cited today’s deadly Navy Yard shootings for the delay.

The Senate canceled its afternoon session on Monday because of the shootings.

Trayvon Martin’s mother was to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

Durbin had been drawing some criticism over the hearing because a letter he sent to companies asking of they supported the not for profit group ALEC that had once backed the law.

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