Skip to comments.Liberal Law Prof [Dershowitz]: Zimmerman Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought in the First Place'
Posted on 07/15/2013 8:23:40 AM PDT by rhema
"You know, this is a case that should never have been brought in the first place, certainly not as a second degree murder prosecution," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley" on Sunday.
Dershowitz said George Zimmerman was put on trial because "there was political pressure on the governor, and he appointed somebody (special prosecutor Angela Corey) who had the worst reputation in Florida for overcharging. And she did exactly what she was supposed to do; she overcharged. She charged second-degree murder in a case where there was reasonable doubt written all over it."
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Dershowitz said prosecutors are guilty of misconduct, for "willfully and deliberately" withholding evidence, such as photographs showing Zimmerman's head and nose injuries.
"They tried to pull one over on the judge," he said. "And then, all through the course of the pretrial proceedings, they withheld additional exculpatory evidence."
Speaking on the "Mike Huckabee Show" on Fox News, Dershowitz went event further, saying that Corey's behavior "bordered on criminal conduct."
"She submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession," Dershowitz told Huckabee.
"Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn't going to get a second degree murder verdict, so she asked for a compromised verdict, for manslaughter. And then, she went even further and said that she was going to charge him with child abuse and felony murder. That was such a stretch that it goes beyond anything professionally responsible. She was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I've seen in 50 years of litigating cases, and believe me, I've seen good prosecutors, bad prosecutors, but rarely have I seen one as bad as this prosecutor."
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Do profs have tenure? He may soon be out of a job.
Don’t worry too much for Alan Dershowitz.
He’s written 27 books, he’s popular as a speaker and lecturer, and he’d be in no financial trouble whatsoever if Harvard booted him (which ain’t gonna happen).
Harvard needs him, he does not need harvard. Harvard has enough of a credibility issue outside the ivory tower.
No bankruptcy discharges for prosecutorial misconduct.
that joker smile of hers is 100% creepy.
Has anyone filed anything with the fl bar? no person involved in the case need file. Just bring formal complaint to the bar.
Dershowitz understand the majesty of the law... watching a Angela Corey's the equivalent of a famous chef watching a person in a kitchen wipe their feet on a cutting board...
Dershowitz: the honest commie.
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