A criminal jury trial is not a popularity contest.
In the days following the jury’s decision that George Zimmerman was not guilty of the second-degree murder or manslaughter of Trayvon Martin, the press reported on...more
The Trevon Martin shooting case made Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law a topic of national interest. “Stand Your Ground” provides that a person threatened with death or great bodily harm need not retreat from an assailant...more
As an Arizona criminal defense attorney in Mesa, I have found it interesting how the George Zimmerman trial has created a national debate about the wisdom of so-called "stand your ground" laws. Many states have enacted such...more
For nearly a month, the trial was held against George Zimmerman. The state charged him with second degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman asserted self defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground “ law, and...more
New Jersey residents who may be watching or reading published accounts of the ongoing trial of George Zimmerman in the State of Florida, who stands accused of the murder of Trayvon Martin, may be wondering how a similar case...more
Back in Biblical times, a certain highly regarded figure put forth the proposition that when confronted by an evil-doer, the right thing to do was not to resist, but to turn the other cheek. Until recently, the law of Ohio...more
This week marked the first major procedural deadline of the session, commonly referred to as the “funnel.” By March 8, House bills must have been voted out of a House committee and Senate bills must have been voted out of...more
Public reaction to the Newtown killings has shown the true split personality of the U.S. population. On the one hand, public fear of the improper use of weapons has triggered backlash against gun enthusiasts, with a New York...more
Misconceptions abound about the controversial Stand Your Ground law in Florida — and the national publicity surrounding the tragic Trayvon Martin case — have only confused matters further.