AZ makes self-defense bill retroactive
The Arizona legislature has passed SB 1302, making its earlier self-defense improvements retroactive, covering any cases that had not gone to verdict by April 24, 2006.
That underscores a point about drafting statutes... ALWAYS put in a "saving clause" that says exactly what the bill affects, time-wise. Does it only relate to events that occured after enactment, or only to cases filed after its enactment, or to cases that were already in the pipeline?