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George Zimmerman Is Getting A New Judge After He Alleges Flagrant Bias
TBI ^ | 8-29-2012 | Abby Rogers

Posted on 08/29/2012 3:22:14 PM PDT by blam

George Zimmerman Is Getting A New Judge After He Alleges Flagrant Bias

Abby Rogers
Aug. 29, 2012, 5:24 PM

They said it was a "close call," but three judges for Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeals ruled George Zimmerman deserves a new judge.

Zimmerman's lawyer requested a new judge last month, saying Judge Kenneth Lester is blatantly biased against his client.

Lester has steadfastly refused to step down, claiming attorney Mark O'Mara's request was "legally insufficient."

But now, it looks like Lester doesn't get a choice.

The Fifth Circuit ruled Lester should "enter an order of disqualification which requests the chief circuit judge to appoint a successor judge," the Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder for shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He has maintained he acted in self-defense when he shot the teenager.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; kennethlester; lester; race; travon; trayvon; trayvonmartin; trial; zimmerman

1 posted on 08/29/2012 3:22:20 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Judges have a bias? Gedoudahea...


2 posted on 08/29/2012 3:25:21 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: blam

He needs a new prosecutor too, for the same reason.

Then the case would be justifiably dismissed.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 3:27:07 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: blam

Next, give Angela Corey (the prosecutor) the Nifong treatment she so richly deserves.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 3:29:03 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: blam

I’m shocked. a reporter gets fired for racebaiting about romney and now this. I’m so used to liberals getting their way and never being held accountable. What a pleasant surprise.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 3:34:25 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (if it weren't for double standards liberals wouldn't have any standards at all)
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To: blam
Is Allen West outraged yet?
6 posted on 08/29/2012 3:42:40 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: blam

I support this. It would seem to me the court saved itself a problem down the line too, because this would have been issue one for an appeal.


7 posted on 08/29/2012 3:43:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: blam

Judge Lester REALLY wanted to be the judge for this trial. That makes me think he had his own agenda that the trial played into. Of course it might have been something as venal as politics and getting name recognition for running for higher office.


8 posted on 08/29/2012 4:12:58 PM PDT by The Working Man
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To: blam

Good call! Lester was in the tank Skittle Kid.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: The Working Man

Well, he has his name recognition now. lol


10 posted on 08/29/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: blam

BUMP


11 posted on 08/29/2012 4:17:10 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: blam

Lester the Legal Molester!


12 posted on 08/29/2012 4:19:40 PM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: blam
Lester has steadfastly refused to step down, claiming attorney Mark O'Mara's request was "legally insufficient."

Lester was legally found insufficient.

13 posted on 08/29/2012 4:21:29 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: blam

Les was not enough.

Les is no more.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 4:29:02 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: blam
They said it was a "close call,"

Translated from judicial-opinion-speak, that means it was about as close a call as you would get if Rosie O'Donnell was on third base and tried to steal home base.

15 posted on 08/29/2012 4:30:29 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: blam
You can bet that the DNC Convention will have multiple references to the inner-city tribal parasite thug who went to the well once too often, confronting an ARMED American and winding up losing the fight.

Trayvon Martin, the thug and loser, will be invoked to incite Racial Division, as if every black hoodlum in America somehow deserves to be appeased, not shot.

16 posted on 08/29/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: blam

Good. The things this judge were saying publicly evidenced bias. I can only imagine what he was saying privately.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 4:48:59 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: blam

This is unexpected good news. Good riddance to bad trash.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 4:53:42 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: The Working Man

Some judges get their own show, write books and get guest speaker gigs from the publicity of a huge trial. I read where one actress from Poltergiest was murdered and a journalist was summoned to the judge’s chambers during the trial. He thought the judge was going to ask for credentials or something but the judge wanted to try on eyeglasses for the reporter to see which ones looked better on camera.

Not saying this judge was looking for publicity but they have a duty to be fair and not show bias or have an agenda.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 5:11:54 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Beach_Babe

Hey — some good news — thought you would be interested.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 5:41:06 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: blam

This news is going to piss off the few odd Treyvon supporters still allowed to post here on FR. I bet they are just chewing their own tongues off.


21 posted on 08/29/2012 5:41:41 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: blam

xref

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2924279/posts


22 posted on 08/29/2012 5:48:05 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: blam

Good news for Zimmerman. That judge seemed a leetle too eager for the job.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 6:00:49 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I wonder whether they can still get a stand-your-ground hearing before the new judge.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 6:02:29 PM PDT by DaveInDallas
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To: DaveInDallas

I think so. I don’t think they got to the point of asking Lester for the hearing. If they had, then they would have the additional burden of overturning a Lester decision. Any decisions Lester has already made still stand, except for the one he made to dismiss the request to recuse.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 6:05:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: DaveInDallas
They are NOT using "stand your ground"....There was no way Zimmerman could pursue Tray...Zimmerman was down...

I think the next phase should be very short and perhaps swift....and the whole matter will be dismissed.

Zimmerman should have never been arrested and EVERYONE knows it.

AND OBAMA HAS CONCEDED.

You know damn well he was giving the orders.

26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:13:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Old Sarge
West has dropped a few clicks on my conservative scale for his hip shot comments such as the one you cited plus the rookie voting errors he made on Pigford and the Omnibus ARRA.
27 posted on 08/29/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: Uncle Chip
Hey — some good news — thought you would be interested.


It's great news! Funny how things can turn on a dime.

Yesterday Debra S. Nelson was the judge for Zimmerman's wife and today she is the judge for Zimmerman himself. Have they jumped from the frying pan into the fire? Maybe they'll try for a change of venue next.

I wonder if she's also the judge for Zimmerman's pill-popping mother-in-law and Frank 'Short-Term Vision' Taaffe. Zimmerman wanted to get Judge O.H. Eaton.

Hopefully, Judge Nelson will get this case on a fast track. Six months have passed with the defense not doing their discovery. I don't think she is going to let it drag out for 2 years like O'Mara thinks it will.

28 posted on 08/30/2012 5:27:11 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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Six months have passed with the defense not doing their discovery.

Actually it's the prosecution dragging its feet so the Scheme Team can have more time to scheme and connive to try to shake down some insurance companies. And they still have not turned over the tox report and the phone records are still inaccurate.

BTW you don't also use the screen name "cecelia" do you???

29 posted on 08/30/2012 6:07:02 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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