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Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law says you do not have a duty to retreat if you feel threatened. It's come under renewed scrutiny because of the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

But two legal experts say the law may have little affect on Martin's case, or whether self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman goes to jail.

Here's what Stetson Law professor Robert Batey told us in an e-mail:

As national attention continues to be focused on the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., last month and the questions it resurrects about race relations in the U.S., The Orlando Sentinel today adds to what's known about George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old man who pulled the trigger.

Trayvon Martin apparently was being followed by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman before Zimmerman shot and killed the unarmed teenager, according to ABC News.

The case has gained national attention for its racial overtones (Martin was black, Zimmerman white) and how it raises questions about Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law.

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