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Bullet Impact/Trajectory Crime Scene Photos From Michael Dunn Case

Hey folks, I’ve gathered up a bunch of the crime scene photos from the Michael Dunn case, and wanted to share a few of them with all of you.  I don’t have much to say about them at the moment, but will likely be referencing them in future posts, on Twitter, etc., so I figured I’d set up a home for them here. Mostly here I’m including the photos showing the bullet impacts and trajectories, …

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Next Florida self-defense trial: Loud music, teens in a car and a shooting

Few among us will soon forget the “eccentric” jurisprudence demonstrated by Judge Debra Nelson during the George Zimmerman trial. I am pleased to discover that, to the good fortune of legal bloggers everywhere, Florida apparently has a surfeit of such judges. You ask for a similarly “eccentric” Florida judge in another Florida self-defense case? I give you Judge Russell Healey in the upcoming Michael Dunn trial. For the full story–and it’s a long one–check out …

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LOSD to Write “Question of the Week” Column for Ammoland

Hey folks, I’ve been kindly invited by Fredy Riehl, the Editor of Ammoland Shooting Sports News (www.ammoland.com) to start doing a weekly “Law of Self Defense: Question of the Week” column for them. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m happy to accept. Things are busy at Ammoland this month, what with the SHOT show and all, but I expect the first column to be up by month’s end. Of course, one can’t …

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Angela Corey Seeks Revocation of Marissa Alexander’s Bail

Well, Marissa Alexander simply can’t bring her self to abide by the orders of a court, according to a story from First Coast News (FCN), Florida. The last time she was out on bail, and under a restraining order to stay away from her estranged husband, she met with him to (successfully) induce him to execute a false affidavit favorable to her defense (an affidavit he quickly retracted). One of the conditions of her current …

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Chicago Federal Court strikes down ban on gun sales and transfers

US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois yesterday handed down a stinging defeat to the City of Chicago, and it’s mayor Rahm Emanuel. Despite clear Constitutional direction derived from D.C. v. Heller, and McDonald v. Chicago, the city of Chicago had insisted it possessed the power of law to deny almost all otherwise lawful purchases and transfers of guns in the city. Federal District Court Judge Edmond E. Chang, however, disagreed. For the …

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FL Appellate Court Grants Self Defense Immunity To Black Defender

The evening of February 27, 2008, in the Miami area, Gabriel Mobley and a friend were viciously attacked by two men. Using his licensed concealed carry pistol, Mr. Mobley successfully fought off the attack, killing both of the aggressors. He was charged with two counts of second degree murder – murder which, under Florida law, requires “malice”. Mobley exercised his rights under Florida’s self-defense immunity state, 776.032 Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable …

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Federal Court Voids 7-Round Mag Limit of NY’s SAFE Act, Allows Rest

Federal District Court Judge William M. Skretny has found that most provisions of NY’s SAFE Act–passed only one month after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting–do not infringe the Second Amendment. He did, however, find that the provision that limits magazine capacity to only seven rounds was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. This seemingly small win for gun owners is actually very important. To see why, and to access the full text of the court’s …

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How the Michigan Porch Shooting case may be defended

On December 18 a pre-trial hearing was held in the shooting case of Renisha McBride in Detroit. The purpose of the hearing was to determine whether the second degree murder charge against the defendant, Theodore Wafer, ought to be dismissed or whether there existed sufficient grounds to bind Wafer over for trial. The judge ruled the matter was to go to trial. Legal Insurrection previously posted on the Wafer/McBride case here: Analysis: Self-Defense Claim May …

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HUGE SALE: Price Cuts on Print/Kindle/Nook Versions “Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”

Hey folks, It’s finally here, huge price cuts on both the print and Kindle versions of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available through the Law of Self Defense Blog, as well as Amazon.com and the Nook version available through Barnes & Noble. The price of the print version at our blog, www.lawofselfdefense.com, has been cut to $19.99 (from the list price of $49.95).  This is the place to buy, particularly if you would …

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Marissa Alexander Released on Bail

Marissa Alexander has been released on bail, according to widespread news reports. The conditions of her release are stringent, although not overly so for someone who has never been a very appropriate candidate for pre-(re-)-trial release. Alexander had been previously convicted of aggravated assault with firearm enhancement under Florida’s 10-20-Life law, resulting in her 20-year mandatory sentence, after rejecting a 3-year plea deal. The fact that the court was willing to grant bail (and the …

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