Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to "Heart"

Hey folks,

Just put up a quickie post at Legal Insurrection on my take on the defense’ close, and the State’s rebuttal:

Defense Gives Evidence-Rich Closing, State Appeals to “Heart”

A more comprehensive analysis is being prepared now, and should be up within an hour or two.

–Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

Hey folks,

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: See it all, here:

Zimmerman Trial: Defense’s Closing Argument LIVE

We also have a detailed analysis of yesterday’s State closing–and it’s not pretty:

State’s Closing Argument: Two Hours of Raising Doubt

And we also have acquired the final jury instructions with which the jury will be charged today:

Zimmerman Trial FINAL Jury Instructions

Also, a quick note, yesterday it came to our attention that Amazon.com had INCREASED the price of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” to ~$45.00 This is their right, and not under our control (indeed, we make no extra money when they raise their price). For details, see:

IMMINENT PRICE CHANGE EXPLAINED Law of Self Defense, 2nd

We are, however, contractually obligated to not underprice Amazon so long as they carry our book. Accordingly, we will be obliged to increase our own price from the current $33 to $45.

Consistent with my prior commitment to keep the lower price until a verdict has been returned, however, I am delaying the price increase on our blog until George Zimmerman is found (God willing) not guilty.

In thanks to the Professor and all of you I’ve put in place a 10% discount/free shipping coupon for Legal Insurrection followers interested in “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”–use code LOSD2-LI at checkout.

Those of you who are members of the NRA or IDPA can use the coupon code LOSD2-NRA for a similar discount and free shipping.

For all of our prior coverage on day-to-day events in court, as covered here at Legal Insurrection, click here:

ARCHIVE: Zimmerman Trial LIVE coverage all day, every day

For all of our prior coverage on issues specific to the Law of Self Defense as covered at my own blog, click here:

Law of Self Defense Blog: Zimmerman Trial

(NOTE: If you do wander over to the LOSD blog, be sure to come back to Legal Insurrection to comment, as nearly all my time is spent here for the duration of the trial.)

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Zimmerman Trial: Watch State's Closing Argument LIVE

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: See it all, here:

Zimmerman Trial: Watch State’s Closing Argument LIVE

We have brief summaries of the previous day’s events Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow along links to detailed more posts below the second video feed at the bottom of this post.

Also, a quick note, yesterday it came to our attention that Amazon.com had lowered the price of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” to $33.18. This is their right, and not under our control. We are, however, lowering our own price for the book at www.lawofselfdefense.com to match.

In thanks to the Professor and all of you I’ve put in place a 10% discount/free shipping coupon for Legal Insurrection followers interested in “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”–use code LOSD2-LI at checkout.

Those of you who are members of the NRA or IDPA can use the coupon code LOSD2-NRA for a similar discount and free shipping.

For all of our prior coverage on day-to-day events in court, as covered here at Legal Insurrection, click here:

ARCHIVE: Zimmerman Trial LIVE coverage all day, every day

For all of our prior coverage on issues specific to the Law of Self Defense as covered at my own blog, click here:

Law of Self Defense Blog: Zimmerman Trial

(NOTE: If you do wander over to the LOSD blog, be sure to come back to Legal Insurrection to comment, as nearly all my time is spent here for the duration of the trial.)

Andrew, @LawSelfDefense
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Zimmerman Trial Day 13: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Closing Argument

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: See it all, here:

Zimmerman Trial Day 13: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Closing Argument

We have brief summaries of the previous day’s events Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow along links to detailed more posts below the second video feed at the bottom of this post.

Also, a quick note, yesterday it came to our attention that Amazon.com had lowered the price of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” to $33.18. This is their right, and not under our control. We are, however, lowering our own price for the book at www.lawofselfdefense.com to match.

In thanks to the Professor and all of you I’ve put in place a 10% discount/free shipping coupon for Legal Insurrection followers interested in “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”–use code LOSD2-LI at checkout.

Those of you who are members of the NRA or IDPA can use the coupon code LOSD2-NRA for a similar discount and free shipping.

For all of our prior coverage on day-to-day events in court, as covered here at Legal Insurrection, click here:

ARCHIVE: Zimmerman Trial LIVE coverage all day, every day

For all of our prior coverage on issues specific to the Law of Self Defense as covered at my own blog, click here:

Law of Self Defense Blog: Zimmerman Trial

(NOTE: If you do wander over to the LOSD blog, be sure to come back to Legal Insurrection to comment, as nearly all my time is spent here for the duration of the trial.)

Andrew, @LawSelfDefense
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Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow

The defense team continued on what is expected to be the last day of their presentation of their case. The day began and ended with a bang. This morning Judge Nelson denied the defense’s request to introduce their animated movie as evidence, although they will be permitted to use it for demonstrative purposes during closing. Professor Jacobson covered this breaking news this morning here:

Breaking – Jury will not get to see Trayvon fighting texts

Then at the end of Court today the defense rested their case, and it was agreed that the State would present its closing argument tomorrow at 1PM, the defense would present their closing argument on Friday morning, followed by a State rebuttal. After that the jury should be instructed, and deliberations begun. To see our comprehensive post over at Legal Insurrection, click here:

Zimmerman Defense Rests, Closing Statements Start Tomorrow

Price-Drop on “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition

On a separate note, today we learned that Amazon.com had reduced their price of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” down to $33.18 from the list price of $49.95. This is their right, and we have no control whatever at what they price the book. We’ve decided it makes no sense for us to be selling the book at a higher price than Amazon, however, so we have lowered our own price to $33.18, as well. In addition, we are also maintaining the additional 10% off coupon code LOSD-NRA for NRA and IDPA members (use code at checkout)

Enjoy, and don’t forget to join us tomorrow morning for our live video coverage at the trial starting at 9:00AM, as well as our rolling Twitter feed of selected contributors–including this humble attorney, identifiable on Twitter as @LawSelfDefense.

See you then!

Andrew, @LawSelfDefense
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Breaking – Jury will not get to see Trayvon fighting texts

As first reported at Legal Insurrection:

The Judge in the Zimmerman trial just ruled that the jury will not get to see numerous text messages on Trayvon Martin’s phone regarding his prowess at fighting, including texts as to how to punch someone in the nose and make them bleed.

The Judge did not give an explanation for her ruling other than to stand by her prior ruling as to social media evidence.

It is not clear if the Judge found a lack of authentication, which was one of the arguments last night. The Judge did indicate she reviewed the Lumarque case in which a trial court was reversed for failing to allow text messages.

The Judge also ruled that an animated video prepared by the defense (consisting of still animation pages, not motion) will not be allowed in evidence, but could be used as a demonstrative exhibit by the defense. That means that the animation images are merely part of the defense argument, probably in closing, not evidence the jury takes back into the jury room.

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Also, a quick note, yesterday it came to our attention that Amazon.com had lowered the price of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” to $33.18. This is their right, and not under our control. We are, however, lowering our own price for the book at <a href=”www.lawofselfdefense.com” target=”_blank”>www.lawofselfdefense.com</a> to match.

In thanks to the Professor and all of you I’ve put in place a 10% discount/free shipping coupon for Legal Insurrection followers interested in “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”–use code <a href=”http://lawofselfdefense.com/cart/” target=”_blank”><strong>LOSD2-LI</strong></a> at checkout.

Those of you who are members of the NRA or IDPA can use the coupon code <a href=”http://lawofselfdefense.com/cart/” target=”_blank”><strong>LOSD2-NRA</strong></a> for a similar discount and free shipping.

For all of our prior coverage on day-to-day events in court, as covered here at Legal Insurrection, click here:
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