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Report: Special prosecutor Angela Corey threatens Harvard dean
ClickOrlando.com ^ | June 6, 2012

Posted on 06/06/2012 11:30:40 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SANFORD, Fla. - The dean of Harvard law is saying that the special prosecutor in the case of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has threatened to sue the school for comments he made about the case.

In a story Alan Dershowitz published on Newsmax, he said State Attorney Angela Corey called Harvard University, threatening to sue the school because of comments he made on the case.

According to Dershowitz's article, Corey accused him of slander and libel.

Dershowitz has criticized Corey's handling of the Zimmerman case on national television.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickorlando.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; angelacorey; georgezimmerman; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 06/06/2012 11:30:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Usually not a fan of Dersh, but he’s the sane one in this battle.


2 posted on 06/06/2012 11:33:24 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dersh, please take Zim’s case Pro Bono, pls,pls.


3 posted on 06/06/2012 11:34:45 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Corey has a really thin skin. As a lawyer she should know it is next to impossible to win a slander and libel case if you are a public official. I am sure Dersh will school her on that too.


4 posted on 06/06/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Corey accused him of slander and libel.” That proves that Corey is an effing, pandering idiot. Apparently the truth hurts. I agree about Dershowitz. In this case he hit the bullseye.

I’d love to see that go to trial. It’s time to retire Corey. Send her back to ambulance chasing. Maybe Crump will hire her sorry ass.


5 posted on 06/06/2012 11:37:26 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like I said on another thread, it would seem that Ms Corey is well on the way to making herself a dangerous enemy.


6 posted on 06/06/2012 11:39:25 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Run Alan Run!

7 posted on 06/06/2012 11:39:59 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: duckman

He usually doesn’t get involved until a case is being appealed.


8 posted on 06/06/2012 11:40:01 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: meatloaf

“It’s time to retire Corey. Send her back to ambulance chasing. Maybe Crump will hire her sorry ass.”

She can partner up with retired Charlie Crist and share the Tampa ambulance runs with him.


9 posted on 06/06/2012 11:40:59 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just more evidence that Corey is depraved.


10 posted on 06/06/2012 11:41:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She should be at home knitting sweaters for her grandchildren. Her press conference was more like a bridal shower than anything else.


11 posted on 06/06/2012 11:43:27 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, is Angela Corey going to sue many of us on Free Republic, too?


12 posted on 06/06/2012 11:49:10 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t spend much time defending Alan Dershowitz, but this lady might have looked at his track record in court, before antagonizing him....


13 posted on 06/06/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We have been given a glimpse of Corey's M.O., along with that of many other prosecutors. She has succeeded in chilling the exercise of free speech among the weak and unprincipled in Florida. This time will be different.

Why is Dershowiz using Newsmax to get his views out? He should have spoken to the WSJ.

14 posted on 06/06/2012 11:52:13 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: Free ThinkerNY
threatening to sue the school because of comments he made on the case.

In her world she talks and everyone else listens. Clearly she doesn't want the public at large to know the facts of this case and what is really going with her filings. I hope the reporters keep pushing for release of information --

15 posted on 06/06/2012 11:52:50 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Corey accused him of slander and libel.

Okay, which was it? It can't be both............

16 posted on 06/06/2012 11:53:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Red Badger
Corey accused him of slander and libel. Okay, which was it? It can't be both............

In her world it can and often is.

17 posted on 06/06/2012 11:55:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Red Badger

He is guilt of brandishing a weapon mightier than the sword.....


18 posted on 06/06/2012 11:57:00 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One lawyer suing another lawyer? There is no downside to this. Can’t think of a better way to keep each of them occupied. Long may they persist.


19 posted on 06/06/2012 11:58:41 AM PDT by RedElement
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To: Izzy Dunne

I’m becoming a Dersh fan... He’s standing totally alone on that Harvard campus - standing for what’s right - and beside a man with absolutely no power. We owe you, Dersh. Takes backbone.


20 posted on 06/06/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Take your little hammer, little sickle and your scary red signs with a fist on it, and go home...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I thought she got run over by a Caterpillar in Israel.
21 posted on 06/06/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Red Badger; All

She blew it. Now, if by some horrendous miscarriage of justice, Zimm is convicted, Dershowitz will step in on appeal.


22 posted on 06/06/2012 12:14:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dershowitz's statement
23 posted on 06/06/2012 12:19:12 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Red Badger

libel = written (think library), slander = spoken

Mr. D. has done plenty of both.

BTW his article in Newsmax mentioned earlier is here http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2892081/posts


24 posted on 06/06/2012 12:20:01 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

Plenty of writing and speaking, that is, not libeling and slandering!


25 posted on 06/06/2012 12:20:52 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: fish hawk

“I thought she got run over by a Caterpillar in Israel.”


bad! : )


26 posted on 06/06/2012 12:25:22 PM PDT by RCFlyer
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To: G Larry

“I don’t spend much time defending Alan Dershowitz, but this lady might have looked at his track record in court, before antagonizing him”

Not a big fan of Dershowitz either but I would love to see Corey sue him. She might learn the difference between a Harvard Law Professor and a backwoods ambulance chaser. I really think there’s something not right in Corey’s head.


27 posted on 06/06/2012 12:45:04 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: MtBaldy
I really think there’s something not right in Corey’s head.

Anybody who takes on Dershowitz has to be either crazy or very very good. I don't think Corey is up to the task. It's going to be fun to watch.

28 posted on 06/06/2012 12:54:19 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IMHO, anyone who gets in the way of the authorities attempting to throw Zimmerman under the bus are becoming the target themselves. Also IMHO, Angela Corey is just a puppet in this game and I am sure she is taking orders from someone else.


29 posted on 06/06/2012 1:50:35 PM PDT by CORedneck (This message has been posted without approval from the authorities......)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is LONG past time for the florida bar to investigate corey and the actions of her underlings.

The fact she has to make this EMPTY threat speaks volumes as her lack of character, integrity, and absence of ethics.


30 posted on 06/06/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Me too. I am also surprised by Dersh’s unwavering support of Israel.


31 posted on 06/06/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: heartwood
I didn't realize thqt she looks so much like a democrat ... p'ugly!


32 posted on 06/06/2012 3:50:43 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: heartwood
I didn't realize that she looks so much like a democrat ... p'ugly!


33 posted on 06/06/2012 3:51:12 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t this a bit like challenging Chuck Norris to a fight?


34 posted on 06/06/2012 3:54:30 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: MHGinTN
"I didn't realize thqt she looks so much like a democrat ...."

Lou Ferrigno's a democrat?


35 posted on 06/06/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here we go — June 29th next bond hearing.


36 posted on 06/06/2012 4:55:25 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Red Badger
Okay, which was it? It can't be both.

Actually, it can.

Dershowitz said it and a third party or parties heard it. That's the basis for her claim of slander.

It was published and a third party read it. That's the basis for her claim of libel.

Slander and libel are separate torts. You can have either one without the other or both together.

Of course, if she wasn't already a limited purpose public figure on this issue, I believe it's clear she made herself one with her press conference(s). If she thinks she's going to win a defamation lawsuit (defamation being a broader term that includes slander and libel), she'll need to prove 'actual malice' as set out in Times v. Sullivan. Shades of Sandra Fluke.

37 posted on 06/06/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and AG Pam Bondi need to immediately remove Corey as Special Prosecutor

I guarantee that, if Scott and Bondi continue this Al Sharpton-appeasement and lynching of George Zimmerman...they will both be primaried out in 2014

This is absolutely embarassing, and illegal, for a prosecutor to attack a noted jurist who has offered criticism on a case. Heck, this is the basis of how our law is adjudicated in this country. If Angela Corey cannot accept that, she needs to be disbarred (I would not be surprised this is going on right at this moment)

More telling....you know Corey and her Tobias Funke assistant have zero case against Zimmerman....Zero.


38 posted on 06/07/2012 4:55:01 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Yes, A Newbie)
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