Justice Holmes on Stand Your Ground – Today’s Quote

Justice Holmes on Stand Your Ground – Today’s Quote

Many respectable writers agree that if a man reasonably believes that he is in immediate danger of death or grievous bodily harm from his assailant he may stand his ground and that if he kills him he has not exceeded the bounds of lawful self-defense.  That has been the decision of this court.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Brown v. United States, 1921

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