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

Posted by: ST on June 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

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.

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6 Responses to “#Trayvon: Dershowitz claims prosecutor Angela Corey threatened to sue him, Harvard”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    Though the constitutional liberties that allow Dershowitz to express his opinons are the same ones that allow Corey to make a fool of herself, she must not be too busy with her case if she has time to engage in this type of conduct. It reminds me of a sports team that gets their butts kicked on game day because they were too preoccupied reading their press clippings.

  2. Dershowitz is an imbecile WHO IS ALWAYS TELLING HALF TRUTHS, so it is hypocritical for him to accuse others of telling half truths. But this is not surprising. After Zimmerman is convicted of 2nd degree murder, she’ll be able to sue Dershowitz and Harvard. It is scandalous that Harvard keeps Dershowitz on staff. He is a menace. Oh, and, by he way, Dershowitz campaigned to have Finkelstein denied tenure by DePaul University. Finkelstein is one of the shining stars of academia.

  3. Jim McDonald says:

    I do not have much use for Dershowitz, however he was correct in exposing this hack judge. Her snot bubbling provides the qed for Dershowitz’s complaint.

  4. NC Mountain Girl says:

    She obliviously never read NY Times v. Sullivan when she took Con Law because she seems to have a Kimberlin-like history of attempting to intimidate critics into silence with threats of libel suits.

    Here is the link to a story by a columnist in Jacksonville, Ron Littlepage, about how she tried to silence him with threats of a libel suit. Littlepage reports Corey tired to use the same tactics against former ABA and FBA president and FSU law professor Sandy D’Alemberte.

  5. Neo says:

    “You murderer!”

    “You deserve to die!”

    By Day 2 he figured out what was going on: T-Mobile had given him the phone number formerly used by George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in February.