I trust that everyone had a safe and satisfying celebration of the birthday of the greatest nation on earth yesterday, and that no fireworks were left unexpended (if any were left unexpended, deduct 10% from “man-card”–and for Pete’s sake, don’t tell anybody).
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.
During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we will post a mid-day update. We’ll then follow up with the usual detailed end-of-day wrap up, including video and embedded Tweets, at the usual time in the evening.
This morning Court is expected to start at 9:000AM, and it is anticipated that the State will finish with the last of its witnesses today and rest its case. At that point I expect the defense will submit a motion for a directed verdict, Judge Nelson will deny the motion, and the defense will begin to present its case.
You can watch it all her LIVE:
Yesterday I posted up a general review of the trial to date, with some prognostication of how things may role out in the coming days. To take a look at that, click here:
For all of our prior coverage on day-to-day events in court, as covered here at Legal Insurrection, click here:
For all of our prior coverage on issues specific to the Law of Self Defense as covered at my own blog, click here:
(NOTE: As much as I appreciate everyone visiting the LOSD blog, be sure to return to Legal Insurrection to comment, as nearly all my time is spent there for the duration of the trial. Handy links are provided everywhere that might be useful.)
NOTE: Today, July 5, is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the 30% Pre-Order discount and free shipping (so just $35 total). If you’ve already placed a pre-order for “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” and took advantage of , the printer has been given your shipping information and we expect the book to ship to you tomorrow. We’re told you can expect arrival late next week (but printer cannot provide us with tracking info, sorry).
Amazon.com is now also offering “Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”, but at no discount, so it’s at list price ($50) plus whatever they do for shipping. On the other hand, they say they can get the book to you in two days, faster than me (my printer is an Amazon subsidiary, so they may get prioritized access to inventory–but I’m guessing).
CAUTION: There are some folks on Amazon who are reselling copies of the 1998 1st Edition of my book. I have no connection with these individuals, and discourage purchase of this book (unless you’re some kind of book collecter, I guess) as it is quite dated. The older books have a plain white or red cover, not the cover of the 2nd Edition shown above.