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State Supreme Court reviews self-defense law

LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on a 2006 law that broadly expands the right to self-defense.

The law, commonly called the castle doctrine, grants immunity to anyone who kills a home intruder in self-defense. But the law fails to address who decides whether a defendant is entitled to immunity, when that is supposed to happen and how that is supposed to occur.

The Supreme Court grappled with those questions Wednesday in two Louisville homicide cases.

No rulings were made Wednesday. Opinions typically are not released until months after oral arguments.

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