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#GZtrial: George Zimmerman’s fate now fully rests in the hands of the jury

Posted by: ST on July 12, 2013 at 3:23 pm » 2 Comments

Deep breaths, y’all: George Zimmerman’s lead defense attorney urged jurors to let the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer “get back to his life” by finding him not guilty of murder or manslaughter in the 2012 confrontation that ended in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, saying the state prove Zimmerman did anything other than defend himself. […]

 

#GZtrial: First full day of defense’s case underway

Posted by: ST on July 8, 2013 at 10:06 am » 1 Comment

George Zimmerman’s attorneys have just started the first full day of the case they will present to the jury, and the witnesses who have testified so far are friends of Zimmerman. The defense has said they think they’ll be able to wrap up their case by Wednesday, which means there is a strong possibility the […]

 

#GZtrial: State tries to discredit own witness after favorable defense testimony

Posted by: ST on June 28, 2013 at 9:32 am » 13 Comments

As everyone knows already, the trial of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin started on Monday. I’ve not been able to watch it live but have kept up with it pretty well through a Twitter list of journos and other key players I created.  The list is like a virtual play by play […]

 

1st grade boy who “identifies as a girl” wins “civil rights case” to use girls’ restroom

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2013 at 3:02 pm » 16 Comments

Welcome to the gender-neutral world we now live in: (CNN) – A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls’ restroom at her Colorado school. The Colorado Rights Division ruled in favor of Coy Mathis in her fight against the Fountain-Fort Carson School District. […]

 

Opening statements begin today in George Zimmerman trial

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2013 at 9:27 am » 1 Comment

The Orlando Sentinel reports that opening statements are scheduled to start today in the trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin: SANFORD – Jurors will hear opening statements at the George Zimmerman murder trial today, as attorneys for both sides begin telling their version of […]

 

Potential juror exposed as #Trayvon militant dismissed – returns to court in outrage

Posted by: ST on June 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm » 11 Comments

The New York Daily News reported earlier this week that a potential juror in the upcoming George Zimmerman trial lied when he claimed he had not yet formed an opinion on the case: A member of a pro-Travyon Martin group was unmasked Wednesday as he tried to get on the Florida jury in George Zimmerman’s […]

 

#Gosnell: Guilty. Should he get the death penalty?

Posted by: ST on May 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm » 10 Comments

At last, justice for some of the many babies “Dr.” Gosnell murdered – and for his adult victim as well. Via Life News: The jury in the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell returned a verdict and found him guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges he faced. Gosnell was found guilty […]

 

Great news: Indiana Supreme Court upholds school voucher system

Posted by: ST on March 26, 2013 at 7:43 pm » 4 Comments

While most Americans are transfixed by the gay marriage arguments being made before the SCOTUS this week, other issues of national importance involving courts (lower, in this case) are taking place: INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the nation’s broadest school voucher program in a ruling supporters say could set a national […]

 

NY State Supreme Court judge ices Bloomberg’s #BigGulp ban

Posted by: ST on March 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm » 6 Comments

Hooray! A state judge today stopped City Hall from banning New York City restaurants and other venues from selling large sugary drinks — a bubble-bursting defeat for Mayor Bloomberg who has made public health a cornerstone of his tenure. Before the earth-shaking ruling by New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling, restaurants, movie theaters, sports […]

 

Victory for Domino’s founder against ObamaCare’s contraception mandate

Posted by: ST on January 3, 2013 at 12:32 pm » 2 Comments

Great news: Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) founder Tom Monaghan sued the federal government in December on behalf of his Michigan office park, Domino’s Farms, to avoid providing the mandatory contraception coverage in the nation’s health care law — also known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. On Sunday, a district court judge in Michigan granted […]