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DOJ Convenes Grand Jury For Zimmerman Civil Rights Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 5:15pm
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Note: Title has been updated.

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper today...

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How Zimmerman Myth Became Academic Truth

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 5:35pm
(Defense attorney Mark O'Mara during Zimmerman trial)

Well, this is interesting.

I came across the University of Miami Law School Summer 2014 edition of their law review, and noted that it had a particular focus on Stand-Your-Ground.

Awesome! I dug right into the Foreword, “Stand Your Ground” in Context: Race, Gender, and Politics,” by University of Miami School of Law Professor Donna Coker.

As...

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George Zimmerman not expected to face civil rights charges

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:15am
George Zimmerman, not guilty

The Washington Post reported yesterday that “The Justice Department is not expected to bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.”

The reasons why appear in the 10th paragraph of the story:

Mark O’Mara, the lawyer who represented Zimmerman, said that approximately 40 witness statements collected...

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Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm
University of Miami School of Law

A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a...

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George Zimmerman back on patrol, sort of

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:38pm
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/george-zimmerman-patrolling-central-florida-shop-after-gun-theft/27202982

Controversy is sure to follow George Zimmerman, even though he has not been convicted of anything and the evidence suggesting he acted in justifiable self-defense in the shooting and killing Trayvon Martin was overwhelming.

He also beat multiple accusations of assault brought by his ex-wife and ex-girlfriend when the evidence did not...

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George Zimmerman Appeals Dismissal of Defamation Suit Against NBC

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:15am
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[Clarification (7/26/14): I've just been informed by a knowledgeable person on the Zimmerman side of this case that what was submitted to the 5th DCA this past Friday is the official notice of appeal.  The actual appeal has not yet been submitted.]

As anticipated by, well, everybody, George Zimmerman’s civil lawyer, James Beasley Jr.,...

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Zimmerman Libel Suit Against NBC Thrown Out

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 30, 2014 at 12:30pm
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How can we miss her, when she won’t go away?

Judge Debra Nelson, who presided over the murder trial of George Zimmerman, today issued a ruling dismissing his libel suit against NBC (a copy of that ruling can be found at the bottom of this post).

Those of us who followed the Zimmerman...

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(Not George) Zimmerman vs. Roseanne Barr

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 5:50pm
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Robert Zimmerman Sr. and Gladys Zimmerman have filed suit against comedienne Roseanne Barr, nearly two years after Barr published their home address on Twitter in the aftermath of their son George Zimmerman Jr.’s killing of Trayvon Martin in self-defense.  

(Zimmerman successfully argued at trial that he shot Martin in necessary self-defense,...

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Like George Zimmerman, Alan Grayson cleared by evidence

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4:34pm
http://youtu.be/e2tZYQPmLxo

Alan Grayson will not be charged with wife-beating after an incident in which his wife Lolita claimed he hit her.

When first reported, I cautioned that Grayson was entitled to the same presumption of innocence as George Zimmeran. And like George Zimmerman, both in the shooting of Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman’s...

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Alan Grayson entitled to same presumption of innocence as George Zimmerman

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:05pm
Alan Grayson Burning Cross

Alan Grayson’s wife, Lolita, has accused Grayson of physical battery, and obtained a protective order.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.

Lolita Grayson’s...

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Video: Kansas City policeman shoots attacker on top and punching

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:20pm
Kansas City Police Officer Donald Hubbard beaten by Anthony Bruno

For a dramatic example of how quickly a fight can go bad even for a trained, experienced, and armed police officer against an unarmed aggressor — an example with eerie parallels to George Zimmerman’s defensive shooting of Trayvon Martin — see this bit of cellphone video.

It captures a Kansas City Police...

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Zimmerman case was everything Dunn case was not

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 17, 2014 at 8:38pm
O'Mara photo Zimmerman bloody nose 7-10-2013

The Zimmerman and Dunn cases have been lumped together by many commentators, but the cases had almost nothing in common.

Based on the evidence presented in court, the Zimmerman jury got it right. Based on the evidence presented in court, the Dunn jury got the murder count wrong in deadlocking — although...

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George Zimmerman v. DMX Boxing Match (Reader Poll – Who do you want to win?)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:03am
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/blogs/gone-viral/os-george-zimmerman-kanye-west-20140204,0,6853538.post

Apparently this is for real.

Via TMZ

It’s official … X gonna give it to George Zimmerman – TMZ has learned, rapper DMX has just been named Zimmerman’s opponent in his upcoming celebrity boxing match.

Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells us, DMX was selected out of 15,000 applicants … all of whom wanted a...

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Florida Bar clears Mark O’Mara of suborning Shellie Zimmerman perjury

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00am
(Defense attorney Mark O'Mara during Zimmerman trial)

In the aftermath of Shellie Zimmerman’s perjury charges, the Florida Bar opened an investigation into whether George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara may have solicited her false testimony.

Shellie Zimmerman ultimately accepted a plea offer on the charges, receiving one year probation and no jail time, as reported here at Legal Insurrection: Shellie...

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AP wants George Zimmerman to suffer for his art

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:25pm
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Last month, Zimmerman earned a winning bid of just over $100,000 on eBay for one of his paintings.

The Associated Press, however, says that Zimmerman’s latest painting is a direct copy of one of the news agency’s photos and is demanding that any sale of the artwork be halted.

From the Associated Press:

The Associated Press has demanded that...

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Zimmerman Attorney Mark O’Mara Named “National Criminal Trial Lawyer of 2013″

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:01pm
Attorney Mark O'Mara, National Criminal Trial Lawyer 2013

Attorney Mark O’Mara is, of course, the lawyer who last summer successfully represented George Zimmerman against second degree murder charges for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Throughout my coverage of the trial here at Legal Insurrection I frequently noted how O’Mara’s cool demeanor and outstanding legal skills — along with the...

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Low information artist tries to cash in on Zimmerman success

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 8:20pm
Anti Zimmerman E Bay painting Michael D'Antuono

The painting above is, or was, available on Ebay, and was catching on after George Zimmerman’s famous art success.

It portrays George Zimmerman as a hooded Klansman executing Trayvon.

At this point, people like that artist are beyond hope. He obviously didn’t watch...

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