Georgia’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is being challenged in a federal lawsuit, seeking to declare the controversial law unconstitutional. The complaint was filed Monday in Atlanta by The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which was founded by Rev. Jesse Jackson.
The lawsuit alleges the 2006 law is applied unevenly and allows people to use deadly force in self-defense as a preventive measure rather than as a last resort, MyFoxAtlanta reports.
Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law says a person is “justified in threatening or using force if he believes it is necessary to protect himself or another person.”
The lawsuit names Gov. Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens as defendants.