The Marissa Alexander Case Wasn’t About “Stand-Your-Ground” Either

Hey folks, By now some of you may have heard about the Marissa Alexander case in Florida. Many people are trying to twist the facts of this case in a fashion that will be familiar to the rational among us who watched the Zimmerman case. Essentially they want to know why Florida’s stand-your-ground law was sufficient to win Zimmerman an acquittal yet when applied in the Alexander case it produced a speed-of-light guilty verdict in …

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Attorney Andrew Branca Participates on NPR ZImmerman Panel

“The permissible number of times my kids can have their heads bashed on the sidewalk by Trayvon Martin is zero.” UPDATE: Fred Thompson, a commenter over at Legal Insurrection, was kind enough to transcribe pretty much the entirety of my remarks. I’ve pasted them here at the bottom of this post. Thanks, Fred, gift to you on the way! It was mid-afternoon when I received the phone call.  Would I be interested in participating on …

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Amazon: “Law of Self Defense, 2nd” now #1 Best Seller

Hey folks, Well, who would have thought it. Amazon has just announced that “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” has become their #1 best seller. Well, in their “Martial Arts” sales category. 🙂 I can’t help but wonder if this Amazon review had anything to do with it:  Must read for EVERYONE, not just gun owners, July 14, 2013 By MAJ (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews This review is from: The …

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JUST RELEASED KINDLE VERSION of “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition”

Hey folks, I’m happy to report that the Kindle version of The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition on Amazon.com has just become available. The Kindle version is currently priced at just under $35, comparable to the discounted price of the hardcopy here on the Law of Self Defense blog. The Kindle version has been made “loanable” so you can share it with other Kindle users if you like.  Be aware that while they “borrow” it, …

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WSJ: Legal Insights on the Zimmerman Verdict

July 14, 2013, 12:02 PM ET Legal Insights on the Zimmerman Verdict By Joe Palazzolo We asked a panel of self-defense experts for reactions to a jury finding George Zimmerman not guilty of all charges in the death of Trayvon Martin. Joshua Dressler, a professor at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, said the acquittal came as no surprise. In an email to Law Blog, he wrote: Given the presumption of innocence and Florida’s …

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Angela Corey’s “Downfall”– LMAO Funny!

Hey folks, Just learned that Evi L. Bloggerlady (@MsEBL on Twitter) put together a “Downfall” video for the Zimmerman verdict. It is fall-off-your-chair funny. If you are eating or drinking, stop before watching the video, or be prepared to do an extensive cleaning of your computer. Hey @MsEBL, there’s a nicely autographed book on its way you to you! Thanks! –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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Zimmerman Trial: VERDICT–NOT GUILTY See video!

The Zimmerman trial jury returned a guilty of NOT GUILTY this evening. I’ll have a great deal more to say about this case in the coming days, but for the moment I’m going to leave you with simply the verdict.  A little tired after several weeks of very, very, long days. –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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Zimmerman Trial FINAL Jury Verdict Form

Hey folks, The final version of the jury instructions fro Florida v. Zimmerman have been released.  See it all, here: [gview file=”http://lawofselfdefense.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/130712-Zimmerman_Final_Jury_Verdict_Form.pdf”] Stay up to date with our live-stream, Twitter-scroll post: Zimmerman Trial: Verdict Watch LIVE –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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Zimmerman Trial: Prosecutor Corey Fires IT Tech Who Disclosed Discovery Misconduct

Hey folks, Well, the blood-letting in the State attorney’s office has claimed another victim. On Friday State Attorney Angela Corey fired IT director Ben Kruidos because of his actions in disclosing the State’s misconduct in meeting their mandatory discovery obligations. That misconduct remains the subject of a sanctions hearing overseen by Judge Nelson, which hearing she suspended pending the return of a verdict in the trial. The termination letter, stating that Kruidos “can never again …

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Zimmerman Trial: Jury Asks for Clarification on Manslaughter

The Zimmerman trial jury paused their deliberations at around 6:00PM EST to present Judge Nelson with a question: “May we please have clarification on instructions regarding manslaughter?” Nelson announced the question to the parties in open court, and has now recessed court 30 minutes to address the issue with the jury. The implications of this question can only be addressed speculatively.  It does, however, strongly suggest that murder 2 has been discarded from the jury’s …

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