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28 Jun 2013, 11:05 am by Lori Lustrin
Lori LustrinFlorida recently joined the federal courts and 40 other states in adopting the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony.  The new rule, enacted by House Bill 7015, will subject experts and their opinions to greater scrutiny before being presented to a jury. Coincidentally, passage of House Bill 7015 came at a time when the appropriate standard for expert witness testimony was front page news.  The most closely watched issue preceding the George Zimmerman murder… [read post]
7 Mar 2013, 6:32 am
George Zimmerman, the man who stands accused of Second Degree Murder for the death of teenager Trayvon Martin will not be going forward on a Motion for Immunity previously scheduled for April 2013. A Motion for Immunity, otherwise known to the world outside the legal community as a "Stand Your Ground" motion is a pretrial motion asserting that an individual is immune from prosecution for an allegation of violence levied against an individual. In essence a Stand Your Ground motion asserts that an… [read post]
23 Jul 2013, 9:45 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
CNN on July 23, 2013 released the following: “By Faith Karimi, CNN (CNN) — Florida authorities have delivered all evidence related to the George Zimmerman investigation to federal officials, who are weighing whether to pursue a civil rights case. The Sanford Police Department said it turned over all evidence, including a gun, to the Department of Justice on Monday. Justice officials are investigating whether Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin’s civil rights when he shot the… [read post]
12 Jul 2013, 10:06 am by Elie Mystal
What will the Zimmerman jury actually be trying to decide? Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Flori-duh, Florida, George Zimmerman, Minority Issues, Race, Racism, Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman Trial, Zimmerman Verdict     [read post]
12 Jul 2013, 6:53 am by Josh Sturtevant
It seems incredible for so many reasons that I first published the reprinted post below over a year ago...The Dual Critical Role and Culpability of the Media in State v. Zimmerman After it was widely reported last week that George Zimmerman had posted bail and would be free while waiting for his trial to begin, I resolved for the umpteenth time to write a bit about the situation. It only seems right to tackle one of the biggest legal stories of the day on a legal blog after all. Indeed… [read post]
15 Jul 2013, 8:12 am by Tamara Tabo
Why do we want the Zimmeman trial to mean something beyond the trial itself? Is it because it’s safer to talk about race and ethnicity this way? Continue reading »Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.Tags: Crime, George Zimmerman, Media and Journalism, Minority Issues, Racism, Righteous Indignation, Tamara Tabo, Trayvon Martin, Trials, Zimmerman Trial, Zimmerman Verdict     [read post]
15 Jul 2013, 3:29 pm by Jacob Gershman
Among the obstacles to pursuing federal criminal charges against George Zimmerman is the Department of Justice's own internal guards against overlapping prosecutions. [read post]
19 Jun 2013, 8:30 am by Appelman Law Firm
A pool of 40 potential jurors will be whittled down to ten on Wednesday as prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare to enter the final phase of jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman. Jury selection has been a key point of interest in the trial ever since Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ordered 500 potential jurors to be summoned for the case. The jury pool has been narrowed down to 40 individuals, and the final phase may take a few days as the prosecution and defense attempts to find six… [read post]
19 Jun 2013, 8:30 am by Appelman Law Firm
A pool of 40 potential jurors will be whittled down to ten on Wednesday as prosecutors and defense attorneys prepare to enter the final phase of jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman. Jury selection has been a key point of interest in the trial ever since Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ordered 500 potential jurors to be summoned for the case. The jury pool has been narrowed down to 40 individuals, and the final phase may take a few days as the prosecution and defense attempts to find six… [read post]
12 Jul 2013, 1:03 pm by Kathryn Fenderson Scott
The defense completed closing arguments today in the 2nd degree murder trial of George Zimmerman and the case has now gone to the jury. The case will be pivotal on the question of self defense and Florida's stand your ground laws.  George Zimmermans defense claims that he acted in self defense and was attacked by an unarmed teen.  The prosecution claims that Zimmerman acted with malice and was angry and hunted down the unarmed teen and shot him for no reason.  The forensic eidence… [read post]
28 Dec 2012, 1:21 pm by
On December 21, 2012, a civil lawsuit was initiated by CMR Associates, Inc., against George and Shellie Zimmerman alleging breach of contract.The Orland Sentinel reports that the lawsuit is seeking payment in the amount of $27,000 for protection services allegedly rendered.  According to the Orange Sentinel, the lawsuit also alleges an elaborate plan, cloak and dagger style, to whisk away and hide George Zimmerman from the public, including changing vehicles and clothes, and checking… [read post]
12 Jun 2012, 7:24 pm by Kelly Phillips Erb
SANFORD, FL- APRIL 20: George Zimmerman (L) talks with his attorney Mark O'Mara in a Seminole County courtroom. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife) Earlier today, George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie N. Zimmerman, was arrested for allegedly lying at her husband’s bond hearing. Mr. Zimmerman made headlines this spring when he shot an unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Mr. Zimmerman claimed that the shooting was justified and was done in self defense after the teen became… [read post]
19 Sep 2013, 2:47 pm by
It isn't as if George Zimmerman has shown the best judgment throught his notariety. If he made good choices, he wouldn't have found himself in the situation that resulted in Trayvon Martin's death. If he made good choices, Zimmerman wouldn't have been trying to deceive the trial court with his clandestine phone calls with wife Shellie regarding "Peter Pan."It was bad enough that after his acquittal, Zimmerman visited the factory that manufactured guns like the one he killed Trayvon… [read post]
12 Jun 2012, 3:15 pm by Elie Mystal
* One way of dealing with opposing counsel is to grope them and expose yourself to them. I didn’t say it was a “good” was to deal with opposing counsel. [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * George Zimmerman’s wife was arrested for perjury. Good thing she wasn’t wearing a hoodie while she allegedly lied, ’cause you know how that goes. [Orlando Sentinel] * When studying for the bar, you have to at least pretend that there’s going to be a job afterwards. Don’t torture yourself with… [read post]
28 Jun 2012, 3:09 pm
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17 Jul 2013, 9:00 am by Chris
Reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman Read More [read post]
5 Jul 2013, 6:23 pm by
Did everyone hear what he/she wanted to hear? Arguably, no one lied. [read post]
14 Jul 2013, 9:02 am by Joe Palazzolo
A panel of self-defense experts reacts to the acquittal of George Zimmerman. [read post]
11 Jul 2013, 7:19 am by Jacob Gershman
Zimmerman Trial: Closing Arguments Live Blog [read post]
30 Jan 2014, 6:12 am by Staci Zaretsky
* Attorney General Eric Holder has until tomorrow to decide whether the government will seek the death penalty in the case against Dzhokhar Tsaernaev. Screw his fan clubs, he deserves it. [Associated Press] * “Those who know me know I don’t like to lose.” Good thing he didn’t. Leo Strine was unanimously confirmed as Chief Justice of Delaware’s Supreme Court. We can’t wait to see what he’ll bring to his new bench. [Reuters] * “[N]ominal relief does not… [read post]