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Zimmerman Trial Day 10: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 10: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

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7/8/2013 at 8:55am
I trust that everyone had a safe and satisfying extended (for some of you) 4th of July weekend. Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking…
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Live Egypt updates: Dozens dead after Muslim Brotherhood clashes with military

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2013

Live Egypt updates: Dozens dead after Muslim Brotherhood clashes with military

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7/8/2013 at 8:15am
Live video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post. If you want to mark a day when the Egyptian civil war started, this may be that day. Breaking reports indicate that pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters — it’s unclear if just protesters or an organized armed group — attempted to storm an army barracks where…
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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa (Update – Ted Cruz responds)

Posted by  ▪  July 8, 2013

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa (Update – Ted Cruz responds)

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7/8/2013 at 7:00am
Cruz, that is. And he’s hoping to make your wish come true. From J, taken in Charlottesville, VA:   Update (h/t Twitchy)
 

Why Zimmerman’s Motion for Acquittal Should Have Been Granted

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2013

Why Zimmerman’s Motion for Acquittal Should Have Been Granted

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7/7/2013 at 7:40pm
Immediately following the close of the State’s case on Friday, Mark O’Mara, the lawyer leading George Zimmerman’s defense team, stood before Judge Nelson and made his oral motion for a judgment of acquittal for his client (a parallel written motion was also submitted to the Court). The motion was well-reasoned, and strongly…
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The Year of Confirmed Suspicions, Immigration Edition

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2013

The year in which all conspiracy theories want to come true

The Year of Confirmed Suspicions, Immigration Edition

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7/7/2013 at 5:50pm
In the Chinese calendar, this is the Year of Confirmed Suspicions.  (I made that up, but it should be true.) And the confirmation started with the IRS scandal: Conspiracy theory: Democrats only want to pass a pathway to citizenship as part of immigration reform because they want to create more Democratic voters…
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We had to pass Obamacare, in order to muddle through it

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2013

We had to pass Obamacare, in order to muddle through it

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7/7/2013 at 3:46pm
Muddling through is becoming a kind description for the implementation of Obamacare. In addition to a multitude of operational problems and cost misfires we recently learned that the employer mandate would be delayed for a year. On Friday another shoe dropped. The government is delaying for a year verification of who is…
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Why Morsi fell

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2013

A terrible candidate who won due to the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood but never attained the political support necessary to govern.

Why Morsi fell

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7/7/2013 at 1:00pm
The Misadventures of Morsi Commenting on Reuel Marc Gerecht’s thesis that having Islamists take power was probably a necessary step for political liberalization in the Arab world, Ross Douthat writes: As I said two years ago, I have serious doubts about whether Gerecht’s thesis — which sees Islamist rule in Middle E…
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Palestinian incitement against Jews remains the fundamental problem

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2013

Palestinian incitement against Jews remains the fundamental problem

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7/7/2013 at 11:00am
We’ve made this point time and again, the Palestinian culture of incitement is the core problem You will not see western boycotts, divestments or sanctions for the type of incitement against Jews routinely put out by Palestinian media and institutions. Anti-Jewish incitement is an accepted part of Palestinian media, and it is the…
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In busting Zimmerman myths, Jonathan Capehart perpetuates the greatest myth of all

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2013

Zimmerman was not, in fact, in his vehicle at the time the police said “we don’t need you to do that”

In busting Zimmerman myths, Jonathan Capehart perpetuates the greatest myth of all

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7/7/2013 at 9:22am
Jonathan Capehart at The Washington Post writes of Five myths about the killing of Trayvon Martin (h/t Instapundit). The first myth listed concerns alleged police instructions for Zimmerman not to leave his vehicle.  This is a fundamental myth in the case, and gives rise to a claim one hears constantly and to this…
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The forgotten voting block: 3rd Amendment supporters

Posted by  ▪  July 7, 2013

The forgotten voting block: 3rd Amendment supporters

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7/7/2013 at 7:00am
There’s sudden attention being paid to the 3rd Amendment: ‘Forgotten’ Third Amendment Surfaces in Nevada Case A Real Live Third Amendment Case Nevada Family Says Police Occupation of Homes Violated the Third Amendment At Legal Insurrection we supported the 3rd Amendment before it was cool to support the 3rd Amendment. And we vote. I support the 3rd…
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Run, Liz Cheney, Run

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2013

Run, Liz Cheney, Run

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7/6/2013 at 9:00pm
In tomorrow’s NY Times, a story from Jonathan Martin, formerly of Politico, about a possible Liz Cheney run for Senate in Wyoming in 2014 primarying Mike Enzi. Considering that in 2012 Mitt Romney got 69% of the vote, and John Barrasso got 75%, it seems like a safe Republican seat no matter who…
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Saturday Night Card Game (Will banning racism be held racist?)

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (Will banning racism be held racist?)

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7/6/2013 at 6:40pm
The Supreme Court has another affirmative action case on its docket for next term, as explained by Jennifer Gratz (the plaintiff in Gratz v. Bollinger / U. Michigan), The two-faced defense of affirmative action (emphasis added): Though last week’s Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas was not what many people…
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Turkish Police Crack Down as Protesters Return to Taksim Square

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2013

Turkish Police Crack Down as Protesters Return to Taksim Square

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7/6/2013 at 2:33pm
Police in Turkey were cracking down Saturday on protesters who returned to Taksim Square, a site that has been the subject of protests for over a month.  Reports indicate that police are using water cannons and tear gas against the protesters. From the Associated Press: Police on Saturday fired volleys of tear gas…
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Debating the Egyptian “Coup”

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2013

Debating the Egyptian “Coup”

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7/6/2013 at 12:19pm
1) Debating the coup at the New York Times Much of the editorial opinion and some of the reporting in the mainstream media has opposed the Egyptian military’s forcible removal of Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt. Actually, surprisingly, there’s a debate about it on the opinion pages of the New York…
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Racialized prosecutorial indiscretion in the Zimmerman case

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2013

Racialized prosecutorial indiscretion in the Zimmerman case

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7/6/2013 at 10:35am
Considering the wonderful job Andrew Branca has done covering the George Zimmerman trial, I’ve been relegated to something approaching potted plant status here. It ain’t broke, so I ain’t gonna fix that. But I will weigh in with my own thoughts on the case and the trial. As you know, I covered the…
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“The Great Unpaid” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2013

“The Great Unpaid” Week at College Insurrection

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7/6/2013 at 8:30am
The Great Unpaid: The Joke’s on NBC: SNL interns join class action suit seeking unpaid wages American U. Student: Unpaid internships exacerbate inequality U. of Arizona Student: Paid internships should be the rule, not the exception (from the Legal Insurrection archives) Elizabeth Warren pays interns $0 per hour Are about to join The Great Unwashed: Survey says…
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Did the internet eat your brain?

Posted by  ▪  July 6, 2013

Did the internet eat your brain?

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7/6/2013 at 7:00am
If you are reading this on a Saturday over a holiday weekend then the video below from Legal Insurrection reader and sometimes commenter Bill Dyszel probably applies to you. You may remember Bill from these classics previously featured here: Top 10 Patriotic Junk Food Songs Mercurial Redemption, An Eco-Maniacal Opera The Blagojevich Polka