Governor Nathan Deal appeared at the state Capitol Tuesday to unveil an online childcare facility rating system. But, more pressing matters are weighing on the Governor, and putting him in the spotlight.
Georgia is the first state having its “Stand Your Ground” law scrutinized by a federal court. An Atlanta civil rights leader filed a federal case challenging the law in response to the February shooting death of unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
A civil rights activist is challenging Georgia's controversial self-defense law in federal court. The Rev. Markel Hutchins says he filed the lawsuit Monday in Atlanta in response to the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old killed in February by a Florida neighborhood watch captain who has said he shot the unarmed black teen in self-defense.