I trust that everyone had a safe and satisfying extended (for some of you) 4th of July weekend.
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. You can access this live coverage NOW LIVE (started early) (EST) over at Legal Insurrection by clicking here:
During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we will TRY topost 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.
Our end-of-day wrap-up and analysis of yesterday focused on the collapse of the State’s “scream” theory of the case, which imploded with the disclosure that Tracey Martin had initially denied that the screaming on the Lauer 911 recording was that of his son, Trayvon Martin. It also noted that the Court had decided to allow Trayvon Martin’s toxicology report to be allowed into evdience. Also, of course, it contains video of all the other testimony and hearings caught on camera throughout the day. That can be found here:
Over the weekend I posted up an analytical piece of Mark O’Mara’s request for a judgment of acquittal. O’Mara’s motion was well reasoned and supported by Florida’s case law. It was, of course, doomed to peremptory denial by Judge Nelson. In that piece I’ve linked almost all of the case citations made by O’Mara to full-length copies of the decisions, so you can see the sources for yourselves, if you like (most of the decisions are gratifyingly brief). You can see that here:
Last Thursday, July 4, I had posted up a 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: 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.)
P.S. We’ve decided to run a 20% discount on the just releases “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition” through the duration of the trial–the discount ends the moment the jury returns a verdict.
NRA and IDPA members can get an additional 10% off the price of the book, plus free shipping, by using the coupon code LOSD2-NRA at checkout.