#Trayvon: Dershowitz claims prosecutor Angela Corey threatened to sue him, Harvard

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Dershowitz detailed his accusation in a column for Newsmax:

State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case, recently called the Dean of Harvard Law School to complain about my criticism of some of her actions.

She was transferred to the Office of Communications and proceeded to engage in a 40-minute rant, during which she threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me disciplined by the Bar Association and to file charges against me for libel and slander.

She said that because I work for Harvard and am identified as a professor she had the right to sue Harvard.

When the communications official explained to her that I have a right to express my opinion as “a matter of academic freedom,” and that Harvard has no control over what I say, she did not seem to understand.

She persisted in her nonstop whining, claiming that she is prohibited from responding to my attacks by the rules of professional responsibility — without mentioning that she has repeatedly held her own press conferences and made public statements throughout her career.

Her beef was that I criticized her for filing a misleading affidavit that willfully omitted all information about the injuries Zimmerman had sustained during the “struggle” it described. She denied that she had any obligation to include in the affidavit truthful material that was favorable to the defense.

She insisted that she is entitled to submit what, in effect, were half truths in an affidavit of probable cause, so long as she subsequently provides the defense with exculpatory evidence.

She should go back to law school, where she will learn that it is never appropriate to submit an affidavit that contains a half truth, because a half truth is regarded by the law as a lie, and anyone who submits an affidavit swears to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Make sure to read the whole thing. It’s pretty clear that Corey’s threats are not going to deter Dershowitz from continuing to harshly criticize the Trayvon Martin case.

Meanwhile, after having to report back to jail on Sunday after having his bond revoked once a judge determined he and his wife deceived the court about their financial situation, George Zimmerman will have a new bond hearing on June 29th.

Philly Mayor Nutter demonstrates Hypocrisy 101 w/ duplicity on fattening foods

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Via the Washington Examiner:

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter came to Washington to give the keynote address at the National Soda Summit on Capitol Hill. He came with a message very similar to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: people are fat because they eat too much and drink too many sodas.

“Sugary drinks, like soda, fruit drinks and sweetened teas, are the single largest sources of sugar in the American diet,” Nutter said, according to the text of his speech. “On average, Americans drink 20 ounces of soda a day,” he said, adding that Bloomberg’s proposed ban on sugared sodas larger than 16 ounces “is worth evaluating.”

Like Bloomberg, who hosts the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest, we have learned that his fellow soda foe, Nutter, doesn’t walk the walk on fighting obesity either. Because according to the national restaurant chain Shake Shack, famous for its frozen custard and burgers, he cut the ribbon to the latest store opening on Rittenhouse Square Wednesday.

Here’s the full menu for the Philly Shake Shack.  There’s not a “nutritional content” link on the website, which is usually bad news, but the Examiner did a little digging and  posted this example from another site:

According to the website MyFitnessPal, an average meal at Shake Shack is 1,700 calories.

Here’s more on the nutritional content of The Shake Shack. Looks pretty tasty – even if a bit heavy on the calories/sodium/sugar.

Gotta love the left.  Just like with global warming and so many other issues, it’s usually not long before their hypocrisy is exposed wide open.  Their motto? Do as I say, not as I do.

Like clockwork.

Schadenfreude for lunch: Wisconsin recall losers in denial #WIrecall — Updated with more mockery!

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**Posted by Phineas

Admit it: it’s fun to laugh and point at the other side, whether in politics or sports, especially when they do anything but admit reality — that they didn’t just lose, but had their heads handed to them. Fair and square.

And so, my friends, here’s one last bit of gloating over the results of Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin. Behold the stalwart few, certain they did not lose. It’s that CNN called the election too early. Or something.

Hey, the CNN guy got off lucky. One of Mayor Barrett’s (D-Loser) “supporters” slapped him for conceding too soon.

They don’t get that whole “lose with grace” thing, do they?

Well, they’re going to love November.

via Jammie Wearing Fool

UPDATE: Thanks to Bob in the comments, we see the Republican Governors Association has decided to have a little fun of their own at the pundits’ expense:

Heh. :D

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)