Posts by Andrew Branca  (Page 33)
 

Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 2 – State’s Witnesses

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 8:33am 6/25/2013 at 8:33am

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 news will be added at the bottom of this post. Also, at day’s end I will post...

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Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of State’s First Four Witnesses

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:33pm 6/24/2013 at 9:33pm

Today saw the completion of opening statements and the launch of the State’s case, with four of the State’s witnesses being brought to the stand. In a nutshell, I thought the defense did a far superior job in cross-examination than the State did on direct, with it’s own witnesses, which...

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Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of Opening Statements

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2013 at 6:05pm 6/24/2013 at 6:05pm

Today marked the first day of the trial proper of Florida v. Zimmerman, and accordingly was the first opportunity for each side to present their “theory of the case” to the jury.   This day covered both the party’s opening statements, as well as the first four of the State’s witnesses (although...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Day 1 – Opening Statements

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Posted by    Monday, June 24, 2013 at 9:00am 6/24/2013 at 9:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. Also, at day’s end I will post a separate comprehensive...

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Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

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Posted by    Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 6:00pm 6/23/2013 at 6:00pm

We will continue our live coverage of the Zimmerman trial starting with Opening Statements tomorrow. As before, we will have live video and Twitter feeds all day, and an end of day wrap up.

But before we get to that, let’s take a look at the 6 jurors and 4 alternates...

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Zimmerman Trial: State Experts’ Audio Findings Not Admissible

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Posted by    Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 11:40am 6/22/2013 at 11:40am

Judge Debra Nelson today ruled that the testimony of Mr. Tom Owens and Dr. Alan Reich, the prosecution’s experts in the field of speech recognition and speaker identification, will not be admissible at trial because they have failed to meet the requirements of Frye.  The Frye standard requires that an expert’s...

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Zimmerman Trial Pre-Game Day Analysis

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Posted by    Friday, June 21, 2013 at 5:45pm 6/21/2013 at 5:45pm

The jurors are now selected in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman and opening statements are scheduled for Monday. Today was a ‘wrap up’ day, to resolve as any lingering issues that Judge Nelson hadn’t yet decided, and do general housekeeping in preparation for the trial.

Since first examining the evidence of this...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Final pre-trial motions and proceedings

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Posted by    Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:50am 6/21/2013 at 8:50am

Today there are several pretrial motions and proceedings scheduled.

But the big event is the judge’s ruling on the Frye hearing as to whether the State’s audio experts will be allowed to testify as to the screams on a 911 Tape.  That ruling may be in a written order or given by...

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Zimmerman Trial Final Jury Wrap-Up: Insights on Trial Strategy

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Posted by    Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 10:00pm 6/20/2013 at 10:00pm

The final jury was selected the Zimmerman trial today, consisting of 6 women jurors and 4 alternate jurors.  For those following along with the juror ID numbers, the jurors selected are:  B29, B76, B37, B51, E6, E40.

Tomorrow we will have an in-depth analysis for each of these selected jurors based on...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 9 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 9:00am 6/20/2013 at 9:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing what happened and implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! Check out our Day 8 end-...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Eight Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:55pm 6/19/2013 at 8:55pm

Today was the first day of general voir dire of the prospective jurors, now numbering 40.  (Click here for a compilation of our notes on all 40 prospective jurors.)  The prospective jurors were to be questioned en masse, which required some reorganization of the courtroom.  Interestingly, this re-arrangement had George Zimmerman...

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 8 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 8:00am 6/19/2013 at 8:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing major events of the day, and their implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection Profiles – “Top 40” Advanced to Next Round

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:50am 6/19/2013 at 6:50am

At the close of the 7th day of jury selection yesterday (see here for our Day 7 Wrap-Up of Jury Selection) Judge Nelson announced that Court and parties and achieved the goal of having pre-screened for pre-trial publicity a sub-pool of 40 prospective jurors.

These 40 jurors will now progress to full...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Seven Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:45pm 6/18/2013 at 7:45pm

Goal Achieved of 40 Prospective Jurors for Full Voir Dire

Today marked an important achievement at this step of the preliminary voir dire of prospective jurors–the desired 40 candidates have been selected for advance to form full-length voir dire, enabling things to progress the next stage of jury selection.

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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 7 All-Day Coverage

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:00am 6/18/2013 at 9:00am

Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Seven live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here and take a look at our re-cap of yesterday’s events.

As usual we will be maintaining...

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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Six Wrap-Up

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Posted by    Monday, June 17, 2013 at 7:41pm 6/17/2013 at 7:41pm

Today the Court continued its preliminary questioning of prospective jurors, moving through seven candidates by the end of the day.  As was the case yesterday, questions were limited to how much exposure the prospective juror had to the case through the media and other channels, as well as how that may...

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Zimmerman Trial: Frye Hearing Continues with Prof. James L. Wayman.

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Posted by    Monday, June 17, 2013 at 4:53pm 6/17/2013 at 4:53pm

BREAKING:  At close of tonight’s Frye hearing, the State announced they intend to re-call Tom Owens for additional testimony.  The Court scheduled this for 4Pm on Wednesday.  

The Zimmerman Court has re-convened the Frye suspended before jury selection.  The purpose of the Frye hearing is to determine whether the State’s proposed...

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