Monday, July 10, 2006

Kentucky's "castle doctrine" law

New laws kicking in this week in Kentucky, dubbed “castle doctrine statutes” by proponents, allow Kentuckians the right to use deadly force in the protection of their home or vehicles, if they’re in them, adding Kentucky to a growing list of states having passed such laws. (Article)

Indiana passed its version February 23rd , it having gone into effect July 1st.

Ohio’s version, introduced March 21, 2006, is in the House’s Criminal Justice Committee.

“Castle doctrine” is not a new concept, according to Wikipedia dating back before colonial times and being mentioned in Blackstone’s Commentaries.

(See also our previous posting from March and April of this year.. )

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