Zimmerman Trial

When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?

Hey folks, During the Zimmerman trial there was considerable consternation among much of the pubic that the trial judge, Debra Nelson, had excluded certain evidence about Trayvon Martin’s past, including his apparent drug use, illegal firearms dealing, passion for “street fighting”, among other pleasant character traits. Now that the trial has ended in a not …

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Florida’s Self-Defense Immunity Law: How it really works

Hey folks, A running question during the long run-up to and trial of George Zimmerman was the issue of Florida’s self-defense immunity statute (often confused with, but completely separate from, the state’s Stand-Your-Ground statute). Mark O’Mara elected to not pursue this legal option either at pre-trial or the trial proper, but in fact Florida’s self-defense …

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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 …

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