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Hey folks,


I just wanted to drop a note to let you know I'm covering the George Zimmerman trial down in Florida for one of the internet's largest legal blogs, Legal Insurrection.


Some of you may know me as a lawyer with a practice specializing in the law of self defense, others as that guy who shoots the IDPA matches wearing a suit jacket along with his cargo pants.


In any case, if you're tired of the incredibly biased mainstream media coverage (or should I call it mis-coverage) of the Zimmerman case, consider taking a look at my coverage of the trial and analysis of the legal issues, all from the perspective of a gun guy who has CCW'd every day of his adult life.


It is, of course, all entirely free, and Legal Insurrection doesn't sell anything.


Past coverage (up through last night's daily wrap-up post) can be found here: http://bit.ly/15KXK1a


Today's live coverage will be added to that list when Court goes into session at 9AM.


Thanks for your consideration!


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This is one I will most definitely be following. Thanks for the heads up and thanks for taking the time to do the coverage.
 

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^^^^ +1
 

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It will be nice to see a legal dissection of the trial as it proceeds. for those of us who CC this is especially important to understand. Thanks for your effort, it's appreciated.
 

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Thank you for the info and for your efforts. I bookmarked the page and will follow the trial through your news site.
 

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It will be nice to see a legal dissection of the trial as it proceeds. for those of us who CC this is especially important to understand. Thanks for your effort, it's appreciated.
i believe that may be the most interesting thing about this case...how the legalities operate...after some of the cases weve seen in the past where we thought we knew the outcome before they even started one has to wonder what direction and path this will follow...
 

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Media bias in the other direction is just as bad if not worse because it makes us all hypocrites.
amen to that...with the excuse that its 'truth'...
 

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Thank you for the info and for your efforts. I bookmarked the page and will follow the trial through your news site.
One caution--the way Legal Insurrection is set up right now, the daily live coverage page is different from day-to-day. I'm working with them to change that, but I'm not the IT guy. I do post up on the site at least a couple of times a day, though, so if you click on my name in ANY post (including what you've bookmarked), it ought to pull up list of all my posts there, including the current daily live coverage page.

Wow, that was more complicated to explain than I thought it would be.

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I do believe this is going to be a racial railroad trial for Zimmerman. Hope O`Mara has his act together. Everybody here in Orlando and Sanford knows what a certain community is going to do if Zimmerman walks. I wish him well.
 

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Media bias in the other direction is just as bad if not worse because it makes us all hypocrites.
Strictly fact-based coverage on my end. If it's not factually supported, it didn't happen, as far as I'm concerned.

The misinformation campaign waged by the Martin family lawyer's has been incredibly successful in poisoning the jury pool. Many of the prospective jurors being interviewed yesterday and today recall Martin as being a "child" or "boy", and that Zimmerman "chased him down", when the first is patently not the case and the second has absolutely no evidentiary basis.

There's a ton of deliberately distributed misinformation out there just like those examples. My intent is to drill through the lies and stick to what's factually supported.

If you're interested in that kind of fact-based coverage, glad to have you join us. If not, well, it might not be a good match. If that's the case just about every mainstream media outlet is aggressively providing content to your taste.

Andrew

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This is one I will most definitely be following. Thanks for the heads up and thanks for taking the time to do the coverage.
It's my pleasure providing the coverage. More importantly, you guys all stay safe down there. Things might spin sideways quickly, and on a large scale. Think buses of people rolling in. We've already seen $10,000 bounties being offered. Have an escape route, always.
 

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I don't know how I feel one way or the other about the actual case, but I'm having a hard time believing some of these jurors who claim to never watch the news or know anything about the case.

Is there a sense in the court room about whether these people are being disingenuous?
 

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Hey folks,


I just posted up my summary of today's voir dire of prospective jurors for the Zimmerman trial, click the link below if you'd like to read it.


http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/zimmerman-jury-selection-day-three-wrap-up//#more


In brief, two events today were particularly interesting . . . or, more accurately, shocking.


First was a prospective juror, J39, who told the Court that as far as he was concerned, murder's murder, no matter what. Even if it's self defense. Self-defense doesn't make it right to kill somebody." When asked if he would be biased in this case on the issue of self-defense as murder he responded, "Yes," and that he would not be able to set his opinion aside.


Prospective juror J39 was promptly dismissed by the court.


Far more disturbing, however, was prospective juror E7, who may have attempted to perpetuate a despicable fraud upon the Court in an effort to destroy the integrity of the jury.


While being questioned by the State, E7 made all the right noises about having not yet made up his mind about the case. He said, for example, that if someones within their right to defend themselves, they shouldn't be arrested.


The entire time he was being questioned by the State, however, the defense table was scribbling like crazy. They asked to approach the bench, along with the State, and there was a hurried discussion with Judge Nelson out of everyone's hearing. After a few minutes Judge Nelson addressed E7, held up a printed Facebook page, and asked him if he had made this post on a Facebook page called "Coffee Page Progressives." He said that he had. Judge Nelson then noted for the record that the post in question had been made on March 21, 2012.


I took the liberty at looking at the Facebook postings for "Coffee Party Progressives" on that date. What I found was a hard-core Progressive site that, among other things, advocated for the violent death of George Zimmerman: "I say give the guy some skittles and an iced tea and shoot him in the head," wrote one commenter. Another commenter wrote, ". . . In Sanford . . . & I CAN tell you THIS. "Justice" . . . IS Coming! " and "The Seminole County "Justice" System needs an ENEMA . . . & they just MIGHT GET one!"


Prospective juror E7 was also promptly dismissed by the court.


To see the entire wrap-up of today's third day of voir dire, including screen caps of the "Coffee Party Progressives" posts and comments from March 21, 2012, just click here:


http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/zimmerman-jury-selection-day-three-wrap-up//#more


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Andrew
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Wow, that's interesting stuff. How were the prospective jurors called from to begin with, voter reg as usual?
 

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interresting read....thank you...
 

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My pleasure. Full-day coverage again tomorrow!

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Wow, that's interesting stuff. How were the prospective jurors called from to begin with, voter reg as usual?
Brownie,

The law in Florida changed a few years ago. Now, the jury pool is drawn from the driver license rolls. Anyone who holds a driver's license can be called to serve (non-citizens are identified and culled out).
 

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Brownie,

The law in Florida changed a few years ago. Now, the jury pool is drawn from the driver license rolls. Anyone who holds a driver's license can be called to serve (non-citizens are identified and culled out).
So it's random who gets called as far as we know? Out here it's by county and reg voter rolls.
 
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