Wednesday, May 30, 2012
From TalkLeft: the politics of crime. Bottom line, based on review of witness statements:
Zimmerman should prevail on classic self-defense at trial regardless of stand your ground. Raising stand your ground before trial gives him the possibility of a quicker win, and the opportunity to preview the state's strategy before it gets to a jury.
The problem for Zimmerman is the notoriety of this case -- any judge is going to want to avoid making that call and find a reason to let the case go to the jury.
Hat tip: Jonathan Adler at The Volokh Conspiracy.