Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dershowitz: Zimmerman Indictment "Thin"

Prof. Alan Dershowitz, noted liberal and criminal law expert, describes the written indictment of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin as "thin" and suggests that the affidavit of probable cause (the official name of the document) won't hold up in court at least insofar as a charge of second degree murder.

Although all the facts have yet to come out in this particular case, in general it wouldn't be the first time that political considerations might have motivated an indictment and/or that a prosecutor overcharged a defendant.


Casey Anothony News: Defamation Trial Goes Forward

Here's the latest on Casey Anthony: After considering several motions, a Florida Judge has ruled that a civil lawsuit against her by Zenaida Gonzalez for defamation, i.e. character assassination, can proceed to trial early next year.

As the Orlando Sentinel reports, "Gonzalez claims that Anthony ruined her reputation in 2008 when she told authorities a babysitter with the same name kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter Caylee."

The case has a January 2013 trial date.

Poll Worker Gives U.S. Attorney General's Voting Ballot to Complete Stranger

Eric Holder's politicized Justice Department is on a vendetta against laws to prevent vote fraud such as showing a government-issued picture ID at the polls. Playing the phony voter suppression card, Holder and his politicized minions claim that there is no evidence of voter fraud, despite indictments for same all over the country, most recently in Indiana (although the latter involves petition fraud).

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas shows how anyone can apparently walk in and vote in the name of none other than Eric Holder.

John Fund adds the following on National Review Online:
State Senator Harold Metts of Rhode Island got a photo-ID law put on the books in his state last year after he was told by several constituents of a pattern of voter fraud in his home town of Providence. Indeed, his own state representative and her daughter had their votes stolen by someone voting in their names in one election...Metts, the state senate’s only African-American member, says that he took a lot of heat from national Democrats for getting the ID law approved by an overwhelmingly Democratic legislature. But he says party loyalty only takes him so far. “It’s time to stop crying wolf and make the voter-ID law work for those on both sides of this issue who want to ensure the integrity of the system, while guarding against disenfranchisement.”
As one of the commenters writes under Fund's article, "It's clear to pretty much everybody that the reason the Dems are against voter ID is that they perpetrate most of the voter fraud."