Professor Alberto Bernabe - The University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Comments on Zimmerman Verdict
I am sure we will see lots of comments on the Zimmerman case in the next few days. Here is a link to a short comment (with lots of links to more articles, comments and information) at the Legal Ethics Forum. The main issue it raises is that "[t]he chief prosecutor in the court room was hamstrung by the murder two charge, which required him to stretch facts, pre-emptively put on witnesses who undermined the state's own case, and to spend most of his case trying to create a reasonable doubt about the defense's theory. One wonders what would have happened if the state had simply gone with manslaughter and presented their case with confidence and integrity."
Posted by Professor Alberto Bernabe at 11:28 PM
Labels: Criminal justice system, Prosecutors
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