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Author of The Law of Self Defense to cover Zimmerman trial at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 7:00pm 6/2/2013 at 7:00pm

The jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin starts a week from tomorrow, assuming no unexpected delays.

On Friday I posted some of our prior entries on how the racial narrative of the case, as well as pontification by the Martin family attorneys and many others...

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Zimmerman trial pre-preview reader

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 31, 2013 at 9:00pm 5/31/2013 at 9:00pm

We are going to have some great coverage of the George Zimmerman trial.  I think Legal Insurrection’s coverage will be the best around.  I’ll have an announcement about that probably Sunday night.

In the meantime, you can brush up on the case by reading our prior posts through the Trayvon Martin tag and also...

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Zimmerman judge excludes Trayvon Martin fighting, social media and marijuana use

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 9:58am 5/28/2013 at 9:58am

Update — see post-hearing analysis at bottom of post.
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At a hearing today, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case granted the prosecution’s motion to exclude all mention of Trayvon Martin’s social media use, including images and text relating to fighting and marijuana use.

We mentioned some of this evidence in our ...

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George Zimmerman trial — the facts or character on trial?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9:36am 5/24/2013 at 9:36am

George Zimmerman’s lawyers released photos from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone, including the two below.

Zimmerman’s team says they will seek to introduce the photos and others to show that he was not as portrayed in the media and by the family’s attorneys:

The evidence that George Zimmerman’s attorneys have uncovered on Trayvon Martin’s cellphone...

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Yes, Lawrence, there is a photograph of Zimmerman’s bloody nose

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2012 at 9:34pm 12/3/2012 at 9:34pm

Remember when ABC obtained a police station surveillance tape which supposedly showed no injuries to George Zimmerman, thereby allegedly disproving his claim that he was being beaten when he shot Trayvon Martin?

The Martin family lawyer along with plenty of left-wing blogs (including a once-famous photo analyst) used that video to proclaim...

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George Zimmerman Trayvon Martin June 10 2013

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 23, 2012 at 8:15pm 11/23/2012 at 8:15pm

Because of the election, the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin, has been out of our focus.  But not for long, as the trial is scheduled for

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Zimmerman judge kicked off case

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:11pm 8/29/2012 at 8:11pm

Via AP (h/t Samuel Keck in Tip Line)

 A three-judge panel in Florida has ruled that a former neighborhood w...

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Zimmerman says never heard of Stand Your Ground law prior to incident

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 9:12pm 7/18/2012 at 9:12pm

There has been a lot written, including here, about Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, and the role it played in the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.

Almost all of the criticisms of the law as applied to this case revolve around the allegation that the law creates a propensity for...

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With release of molestation tape, Zimmerman case moves further towards injustice

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 16, 2012 at 8:00pm 7/16/2012 at 8:00pm

The release of an audio tape by an unnamed woman who claims George Zimmerman molested her starting when he was 8 and she was 6 is perhaps the most outrageous attempt to taint the jury pool yet.

Via

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Zimmerman racist narrative implodes

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:44pm 7/13/2012 at 12:44pm

It probably will not stop those who want to portray the case as racial from continuing to make claims of racial motivation in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but the FBI has confirmed that there is no substantial evidence that George Zimmerman was racist.

Via Orlando Sentinel,

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Zimmerman out on bail thanks to $20k more in donations

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 6, 2012 at 5:30pm 7/6/2012 at 5:30pm

George Zimmerman posted a $1 million bond, and walked out of jail this afternoon.

According to The Orlando Sentinel:

Zimmerman posted the $1 million bond thanks in part to the $20,000 in donations raised since Thursday when Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. set the bond amount.

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Zimmerman bail set at $1 million

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11:34am 7/5/2012 at 11:34am

But since he probably only has to put up 10% in cash, he should be walking free soon. (Order here and at bottom of post)

Via Orlando Sentinel:

A Sanford judge today ordered George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, released on $1...

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Zimmerman’s father and on-scene EMT testify at bond hearing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 29, 2012 at 6:59pm 6/29/2012 at 6:59pm

George Zimmerman’s father and the EMT who treated Zimmerman at the scene the night he shot Trayvon Martin testified today at his second bond hearing.

Via ABC News:

During the hearing, Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara played a tape of a 911 call in which a woman tells police that someone is yelling and...

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The Preppy Killer video reenactment

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 8:59pm 6/23/2012 at 8:59pm

I posted videos of George Zimmerman’s reenactment and lie detector test Thursday.

That video reenactment is considered pretty helpful to Zimmerman, as it is consistent with other known evidence.   Jeralyn at TalkLeft (h/t Instapundit) makes the distinction between variations and differences:

There may be many variations in George Zimmerman’s multiple accounts, but which, if...

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Group analysis of Zimmerman video

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 1:49pm 6/21/2012 at 1:49pm

The video of George Zimmerman reenacting the events the night he shot Trayvon Martin has been released.

I will analyze this video and the other evidence (including lie detector video and audio police statement) just released by the defense, but I don’t have time right now, so perhaps we could do a group analysis. ...

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Perjury charge against Shellie Zimmerman raises more questions of prosecutorial overreaching (Update: Prosecution misleadingly edited transcript)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 12:20pm 6/13/2012 at 12:20pm

Florida prosecutor Angela Corey has come under withering criticism from Alan Dershowitz for overcharging and leaving out important details in the Affidavit of Probable Cause filed in connection with the charge of Second Degree Murder lodged against George Zimmerman.

Corey allegedly responded by threatening to sue Dershowitz and Harvard.  This appears to...

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Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 8, 2012 at 2:11pm 6/8/2012 at 2:11pm

Angela Corey is the special prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case.

Yesterday, Alan Dershowitz alleged that Corey threatened to sue for libel based on Dershowitz’s criticisms...

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