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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 01:33 PM

Durbin Responds to Critics of ‘Stand Your Ground’ Queries

http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/durbin-responds-to-critics-of-stand-your-ground-queries/

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Durbin criticized the Chicago Tribune editorial board and others in an opinion piece published Wednesday.

“The Tribune editorial page and others attacked me for trying to hinder free speech and use my position to intimidate those with political views I disagree with,” Durbin wrote. “The Tribune and others are wrong.

“ALEC and its corporate and organizational supporters have every right to participate in the political process. My concern is with the lack of transparency. As a public official, when I take a position, I stand up to explain and defend it,” he added. “I file annual financial disclosures, campaign finance reports and have to face the scrutiny of public opinion.”

Durbin has announced plans for a hearing next month on the issue of “stand your ground laws” by the Judiciary subcommittee he serves as chairman of. In the Tribune piece, Durbin said that his queries were to gather information in advance of the hearing.

Corporate Lobbying Group ALEC Put Falsified Signatures On A Letter To A Senator, Group Finds
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/08/14/2466281/alec-signatures-stand-your-ground/

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