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    George Zimmerman Trial Tag

    CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 (Note: Link goes live when Court goes into session.) Today the Court continued its preliminary voir dire of prospective jurors, moving through 11 candidates before recessing right at 5PM.  As was the case...

    For live video and coverage for Tuesday June 11th, click here. Just a quick note here to provide a brief wrap-up of today, Monday the 10th's, events in the Zimmerman trial.  The morning saw the discussion of some motions and other open business.  Notably, George Zimmerman's...

    For live video and coverage for Tuesday June 11th, click here. This post marks the launch of Legal Insurrections’ comprehensive live coverage of State of Florida v. Zimmerman (1712FO4573). In addition to the types of comprehensive legal analysis already posted in the course of last week’s pretrial...

    We are going to have some great coverage of the George Zimmerman trial.  I think Legal Insurrection's coverage will be the best around.  I'll have an announcement about that probably Sunday night. In the meantime, you can brush up on the case by reading our prior posts through...

    Update -- see post-hearing analysis at bottom of post. -------------------- At a hearing today, the Judge in the George Zimmerman case granted the prosecution's motion to exclude all mention of Trayvon Martin's social media use, including images and text relating to fighting and marijuana use. We mentioned some of this evidence in our prior post. The Judge's ruling addressed Opening Statements and jury selection, and leaves open the possibility that if the prosecution somehow opens the door to the evidence, it could come in at trial, but for now, it's out. In a bombshell revelation, Zimmerman's attorney asserted for the first time that Martin videotaped friends beating up a homeless man. I didn't hear that part of the court hearing, but here is what an Orlando Sentinel reporter tweeted: [UPDATE -- Zimmerman's attorney retracted the statement above:
    During the Tuesday, May 28th hearing, Mr. O'Mara misstated the nature of video from Trayvon Martin's cell phone which was included in the Defendant's 3rd Supplemental Discovery. He stated that the video showed "two buddies of his beating up a homeless guy," when what happened was Trayvon Martin, along with a buddy, was videotaping two homeless guys fighting each other over a bike. Though it was unintentional, it is a particular concern to us because we are and have been committed to disputing misinformation in every aspect of this case, not causing it. For that, Mr. O’Mara apologizes.
    ] Here are live tweets of other rulings from Orlando Sentinel reporters:
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