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A different case
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So-called “stand your ground” laws have been a matter of controversy around the country in the last couple years, but no case involving such a law is more puzzling than the S.C. Supreme Court’s agreeing to hear a matter in which a confessed murderer who kicked in a door and then killed his robbery victim claimed he should have immunity because he was fearful for his life, thinking the victim he was robbing was about to kill him. Mark Schnee, the defense attorney for confessed murderer Gregg Isaac, asked Circuit Judge Clifton Newman to hold a hearing on the stand-your-ground law and Isaac’s request to claim it. Newman turned that down, whereupon Schnee went to the Supreme Court, which ordered the trial halted until the high court could rule.