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Today was the first day of general voir dire of the prospective jurors, now numbering 40. (Click here for a compilation of our notes on all 40 prospective jurors.) The prospective jurors were to be questioned en masse, which required some reorganization of the courtroom. Interestingly, this re-arrangement had George Zimmerman sitting only a few [...]
I think we all know what Wikileaks is suggesting here. On the heels of Edward Snowden’s leaks that revealed information about the NSA’s domestic surveillance policies and sparked a “national conversation,” I’m sure that Wikileaks won’t be the only ones to make such speculations about this. Michael Hastings death has a very serious non-public complication. [...]
By now you’ve probably seen Professor Jacobson’s welcome message about my arrival to Legal Insurrection. I’m excited to be here, as I’ve always regarded this site as a place to come for thoughtful analyses on the news of the day, and original articles that delve deeper into the issues that are important to so many [...]
The military trial in the case of Wikileaker Bradley Manning continued earlier this week. An interesting legal point in the case has arisen, as Manning’s defense lawyers pushed back against tweets that the prosecution wanted introduced as evidence. Allow me first to provide a little bit of background on why the tweets in question are [...]
I wonder who will give it. So many choices.
I don’t know that @jeanassy says in these tweets, but it must have been really “good.” Assy, who describes himself as a web developer, allegedly is a supporter of the Free Patriotic Movement of Michael Aoun, which is part of the governing coalition along with Hezbollah and other parties. Via the Lebanese website Naharnet: A Lebanese [...]
Mandy Nagy (aka “Liberty Chick”) is a leading investigative writer and researcher, primarily covering the institutional left, protest movements, hacking and cybercrime, and technology. For many years Mandy has been at the forefront of breaking stories about connections between and among left-wing groups, working with Andrew Breitbart and others. Show More Summary
Remember when? That was then. This is now. VIDEO ABC’s Jon Karl: Five years later, Obama enthusiasm has diminished in Berlin http://t.co/Lozr5nBDuk #tcot — RNC (@GOP) June 19, 2013
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing major events of the day, and their implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, take a [...]
From Jeff: Good Day Professor, Thought I’d share the sticker from Longmont CO … as seen on MY car.
Your guide to jurors who will be subject to more intensive voir dire questioning starting today.
Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this? Video via Hot Air: But wait, Senate rejects border fence: Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status [...]
Goal Achieved of 40 Prospective Jurors for Full Voir Dire Today marked an important achievement at this step of the preliminary voir dire of prospective jurors–the desired 40 candidates have been selected for advance to form full-length voir dire, enabling things to progress the next stage of jury selection. #Zimmerman Trial: I44 questioning is concluded. [...]
The next target of hate. (h/t Ragspierre in Tip Line) Count down, 3, 2, 1, go …
A lone, silent standing man has become an icon of sorts in the growing movement of anti-government protests in Turkey, as protesters remain defiant against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “creeping infringement on their rights in a secular society.” From CNN: A man stood silently in Istanbul’s Taksim Square for hours Monday night, defying police who [...]
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7-2 decision practically invites Arizona to try again using proper administrative procedures
Director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, and additional panel guests testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence this morning. The hearing will cover NSA data collection programs and the extent of the damage caused by recent leaks. Watch live streaming video below, and follow this post for continuing updates. Follow below [...]
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Seven live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here and take a look at our re-cap of yesterday’s events. As usual we will be maintaining live-stream video coverage, [...]
Today is the official release date of James O’Keefe’s new book which Leslie reviewed this weekend, Book Review: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough. In honor of the release, I assume, O’Keefe rolls out what is sure to become a viral video (via Drudge/Daily Mail): Here’s the video: