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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

"George Zimmerman: The Most Likely Scenario"

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.     

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I'm betting that, if the prosecutor believes she can make her case, it's going to be based upon discrepancies between Zimmerman's accounts of what happened and the physical evidence.

Posted by: Aaron | May 30, 2012 3:36:03 PM

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