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Zimmerman Closing Analysis – O’Mara: No Evidence of Guilt; Guy: Martin Deserves the Truth

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Zimmerman Closing Analysis – O’Mara: No Evidence of Guilt; Guy: Martin Deserves the Truth

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7/12/2013 at 9:02pm
(Note: the first couple of paragraphs reflect today’s earlier, short post.  To start at the newest updates, skip to the first heading, “Mark O’Mara Delivers Compelling Narrative of Innocence Based on Evidence &  Law.”  The remainder of the post also contains embedded and linked video of both the defense closing and…
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Defense Attorney Mark O’Mara Opens Up About Influence of Race & Politics in Zimmerman Case

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Defense Attorney Mark O’Mara Opens Up About Influence of Race & Politics in Zimmerman Case

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7/12/2013 at 6:43pm
O’Mara on the issue of civil rights: “Get your crosshairs off George Zimmerman and I will join you.” In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Martin Savidge, Mark O’Mara – defense attorney for George Zimmerman – opens up and answers some difficult questions, now that the case has gone to the jury.  Below…
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Stick around

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Stick around

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7/12/2013 at 2:47pm
Two big things have happened this week (so far). First, yesterday the 200,000th comment was posted at Legal Insurrection: 200,000 comments is not a lot for many websites which use third party platforms like Disqus.  We have considered many times, and ultimately rejected, the third-party platforms in favor of more control over who…
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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Charge and Verdict Watch LIVE

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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Charge and Verdict Watch LIVE

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7/12/2013 at 2:02pm
All the closing arguments are now completed, and in a few moments the jury will be instructed, and then sent into deliberations. We will be covering the jury charge live here on streaming video, along with our usual twitter feed. Once the jury goes into deliberations, we will be prepared to…
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Zimmerman Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to “Heart”

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Zimmerman Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to “Heart”

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7/12/2013 at 1:30pm
This morning saw the defense give its closing statement in Florida v. Zimmerman, the last opportunity for them to deliver their compelling narrative of innocence to the jury. And boy, did Mark O’Mara deliver. In a closing rich with evidence, facts, and the law, O’Mara focused the jury on their legal obligation…
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Chicago officially a joke as Blagojevich’s sister-in-law crowned for Aldermanic throne

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Chicago officially a joke as Blagojevich’s sister-in-law crowned for Aldermanic throne

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7/12/2013 at 1:00pm
Liberal darling Robert Redford is planning a new documentary series on Chicago where he will showcase the city in all its glory. He will be filming the start of the freshwater sailing race, “Race to Mackinac,” but perhaps he ought to be training his cameras on a different race, although it’s…
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Racial Tension Zimmerman

Branco Cartoon – Fanning the Flames

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Branco Cartoon – Fanning the Flames

Racial Tension Zimmerman
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7/12/2013 at 11:45am
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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Resign, Will Head University of CA System

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Resign, Will Head University of CA System

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7/12/2013 at 10:35am
This just in… From the LA Times: Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic, the Times has…
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Edward Snowden Will Seek Temporary Asylum in Russia, Meets with Human Rights Groups

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Edward Snowden Will Seek Temporary Asylum in Russia, Meets with Human Rights Groups

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7/12/2013 at 10:04am
NSA leaker Edward Snowden met with human rights groups and lawyers today in the Sheremetyevo airport’s transit zone in Russia, where he made a statement indicating that he is seeking temporary political asylum in Russia while he pursues permanent asylum in a Latin American country. From USA Today: Edward Snowden, the alleged National…
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Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

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Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

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7/12/2013 at 8:30am
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, below. This morning Mark O’Mara is to present the defense’s closing arguments, striving to raise at least as much reasonable…
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Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

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Zimmerman Final Jury Instructions

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7/12/2013 at 7:56am
The Court has released the final Jury Instructions that will be read to the jury this afternoon. For background on the argument leading up to the instructions, see Zimmerman Trial:  The Jury Instructions. If Zimmerman wins, these sections of the Instructions likely will be decisive (full Instructions embedded at bottom of post): JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE The…
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Taxpayer-funded Clinton library hosts pantsuit exhibition

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Taxpayer-funded Clinton library hosts pantsuit exhibition

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7/12/2013 at 7:00am
This week, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, is hosting an exhibition of pantsuits and other designs by fashion designer and close friend to the Clintons, Oscar de la Renta. De la Renta’s teal pantsuit design was one of the iconic Hillary looks — one that some might…
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State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

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7/11/2013 at 8:10pm
NOTE:  Streaming video of the entirety of the State’s closing argument is provided at the bottom of this post. Today, the State presented their closing argument to the jury in the matter of Florida v. Zimmerman. After 14 months of investigation and discovery, weeks of pre-trial hearings, weeks more of trial testimony,…
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Is USA indirectly arming Hezbollah?

Posted by  ▪  July 11, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/11/2013

Is USA indirectly arming Hezbollah?

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7/11/2013 at 6:45pm
1) Where did Hezbollah get American arms Last month Lee Smith attempted to clarify if the administration had sent army to the Syrian rebels as it said it would, or not. All he (or anyone) got was studied ambiguity: In fact, it’s still not clear what the White House is doing. In a…
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DEF CON Hacking Conference Organizer Asks Feds to Stay Home This Year

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DEF CON Hacking Conference Organizer Asks Feds to Stay Home This Year

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7/11/2013 at 3:30pm
The main organizer of the annual DEF CON conference – an event for hackers, security professionals and subject academics – has asked that federal employees stay home this year, in the wake of recent revelations and lingering questions about the domestic surveillance policies of the National Security Agency. From the DEF CON…
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Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

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Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

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7/11/2013 at 1:30pm
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, below. The State is scheduled to begin its closing argument at 1:30PM today, and the defense tomorrow morning. By tomorrow…
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Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions

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Zimmerman Trial: The Jury Instructions

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7/11/2013 at 1:02pm
Breaking:  Charge on Murder 3/Child Abuse is denied by Judge Nelson This morning the Court in Florida v. Zimmerman conducted a hearing to finalize the instructions that will guide the jury on arriving at a verdict. While some of the instructions were long-expected and raised little debate, others could only be described…
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