Constitutional Law Criminal Law Litigation

Loss of Focus Caused Loss of Case -Top 5 Reasons for the Not Guilty Verdict

The acquittal of George Zimmerman may make me very uncomfortable, but it was inevitable. This case says less about racial equality and racial profiling in America than it says about the State of Florida and its criminal justice system. Here are some quick thoughts on why this verdict was rendered: (1) the Government overcharged the […]

Criminal Law Litigation

Cross of Trayvon Martin’s Mom Not Helpful to Defense

In a blog post a few days back, I criticized the way the prosecutors were handling the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case. I thought that this was a case that was very winnable for the State if they kept it simple – unarmed kid walking home from a store minding his own business and confronted and […]

Constitutional Law Criminal Law

Prosecution Appears Asleep At the Wheel in George Zimmerman Case

OK, so the eyes of the nation (at least those without daytime jobs) are all on the George Zimmerman trial. I am not a fan of cameras in the courtroom as a general rule but I just caught a few snippets of what is transpiring and I am a little shocked at how the prosecution […]

Constitutional Law Criminal Law General

Lack of Arrest Not Self-Defense Is The Issue in Trayvon Martin Case

OK, I know there is no need to tell you who Trayvon Martin is or why his case is getting all this attention, so let me jump right in to the issue as I see it. Yes, Florida has an absurd self-defense law when it states that you can use deadly physical force without having […]