Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day One Wrap-Up

I just posted up the wrap-up for day one of jury selection in the Zimmerman case.  Some interesting, particularly how effective the misinformation campaign waged by the Martin family lawyers have been at poisoning the jury pool.For all the details, click here over to Legal Insurrection. Tomorrow we do another day of live stream, all-day coverage of day two of jury selection. Best, Andrew

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LIVE: Zimmerman Trial All-Day Coverage (Today: Jury Selection)

I’ve just launched the start of my all-day coverage of State of Florida v. Zimmerman (1712FO4573) over at Legal Insurrection. In addition to the types of comprehensive legal analysis already posted there in the course of last week’s pretrial hearings, we are introducing all-day coverage of the trial itself, including a live video feed from the court room and live Twitter feed of selected commentators. Over the course of the day I’ll include brief commentary …

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Zimmerman Case: The Five Principles of the Law of Self Defense

Hey folks, A few minutes ago I uploaded up my most recent blog post related to the Zimmerman case at the Legal Insurrection web site. The court is recessed for the day, so rather than focus on the case directly I thought we’d take a chance to do a quick overview of the relevant Florida self-defense statutes, and the presentation of the Five Principles of the Law of Self Defense as a conceptual framework for understanding the self …

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Zimmerman Case: Experts Call State’s Scream Claims “Absurd” “Ridiculous” and “Imaginary Stuff”

Hey folks, A few minutes ago I put up my most recent blog coverage of the Zimmerman case at the Legal Insurrection web site. In it I cover  yesterday’s testimony of the defense’s expert witnesses on speech science, Dr. J.P. (Peter) French and Dr. George Doddington.  Their testimony was terribly destructive of the State’s expert witnesses (Mr. Tom Owens and Dr. Alan R. Reich) and their testimony, and both men repeatedly laughed out loud at …

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Zimmerman Case: Hear Trayvon Martin’s Voice for First Time

Hey folks, In breaking news, for the first time we have an exemplar of Trayvon Martin’s voice, obtained by ABC News.  To date, the lack of an exemplar has greatly complicated speech analysis of the background screams in the Witness #11 911 call. Trayvon’s voice can be heard here (note that I’ve looped the little I have three times). For comparison purposes, the relevant portion of the Witness #11 911 call can be heard here. …

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Zimmerman Case: Prosecution Speech Expert: “This is not really good evidence.”

Hey folks, Over at Legal Insurrection I just posted on what can only be described as the train-wreck Frye hearing testimony of the state’s two speech experts.  Based on what I heard live streaming the testimony, it’s hard to believe either of these guys would be called to testify at trial–the blood letting by the defense would only get worse. Also, breaking news, for the first time we have an exemplar of Trayvon Martin’s voice, obtained by …

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Zimmerman case: Out of the Frye-ing pan, into the spectagraph

Hey folks, Just touching base to let you know I’ve made another blog post on Legal Insurrection regarding the Zimmerman case.  This one focuses on the start of yesterday’s Frye hearing to determine what expert testimony, if any, will be allowed at trial on whether it was Martin or Zimmerman screaming in the background of the Witness #11 911 call. The Legal Insurrection blog post can be accessed directly here. Later this morning I’ll be …

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Zimmerman Case: Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone, FBI, and the low-quality 3-second audio file

Hey folks, Over at Legal Insurrection I just posted on yesterday’s devastating testimony by Dr. Hirotaka Nakasone, the FBI’s expert on speaker recognition, and his conclusion that attempting to identify the person screaming from the Witness #11 recording can only be described as scientifically “disturbing”.  I discuss his explanation in great detail, but if you only have a few minutes you can capture the gist of things by reading just the bulleted highlights at the …

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Cool news–I’ll be reporting on the Zimmerman trial for the Legal Insurrection web site!

Hey folks, Some cool news, I’ve been invited by Professor William Jacobson to guest-blog the Zimmerman trial on his outstanding Legal Insurrection web site. If you’re not familiar with Legal Insurrection, you should be–it’s one of the handful of sites I visit faithfully several times a day.   Great content, and well delivered. My first Zimmerman-related blog post went live on Legal Insurrection this evening:  Getting to Murder 2:  Finding George Zimmerman’s “Depraved Mind”.  In …

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Can the Prosecution Keep Trayvon’s History of Violence and Drug Use from the Jury? Yes . . . and no.

Last Friday prosecutors in the Zimmerman self-defense case filed in limine motions asking the judge to prohibit defense lawyers from introducing evidence of Trayvon Martin’s history of violence and drug use at trial.   (An in limine motion is simply a request to the judge that certain evidence be excluded from a trial.) Anyone who has had to defend themselves against an unprovoked attack by a violent person would naturally like to have the jury …

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