Skip to comments.Attorney for George Zimmerman seeks judge's recusal
Posted on 04/13/2012 10:50:44 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
SANFORD, Fla. - The attorney for George Zimmerman, who's charged with murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, said he will likely filing a motion for the judge to recuse herself from the case because of a possible conflict of interest.
During a 10-minute status hearing that was held Friday in Seminole County, attorney Mark O'Mara said the filing of the motion to have Circuit Court Judge Jessica Recksiedler removed may be "imminent."
O'Mara became Zimmerman's attorney after being recommended by attorney Mark NeJame, who was contacted by Zimmerman's family. Recksiedler's husband works at NeJame's law firm.
"If you choose to file a motion to disqualify me as judge, it has to be filed in writing for me to address it," Recksiedler said. "If you do choose to file, we do have a bond hearing set for next Friday," she said, asking that the motion be filed before then.
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What makes you think Floridians are better armed than Californians?
Unfortunately, by removing the first judge selected, however removed, one is often stuck with the next judge who may be, and often is, worse.
This study shows Florida has a MARGINALLY higher percentage of gun ownership that Cali, 24.5 vs 21.3%.
If they think that race riots are going to win them elections then they are dumber than what I think they are.
You are assuming that respondents were honest. Personally, when asked, I would have been a no.
Tell me if I’m reading your link’s correctly, please.
Were the questions “ do you have a firearm in your possession?”?
Garage , truck on your property?
Was there in count as to how many one person might own?
I personally believe no one gives a true answer when it comes to how many or what kind, if they answer at all, truthfully.
I’m not quarreling with your stats but ......?
LOL! It just occurred to me that I could get picked for jury duty for this in Seminole county. Now that would be a hoot.
That was my first thought. If she is actually a competent judge, she has to know that the paperwork filed thus far is totally inadequate for a second degree murder charge. However, from a political standpoint, would you want to be the judge who throws out all charges against George Zimmerman?
By disclosing her husband's connection to the attorney who will do commentary for CNN, she gives herself an escape hatch without having to address the obvious legal problems with Corey's spin on the case.
There are lots more guns in Cali than people around here think, that’s all.
On those connections it’s Mark O’Mara who should recuse himself.
Or call Obama’s bluff. Stretch the proceedings out with pretrial motions and discovery until after the election. Any attorney worth his salt should be be able to do that in a murder case. Deny the regime its chaos.
I know way more about the Orlando law community than I care to.
They’re an incestuous bunch.
First, California has almost DOUBLE the population of Florida (21M vs. 37M).
Second, that survey is based on respondents who voluntarily say whether or not they have firearms in their homes. I wouldn’t give up that information to anyone, personally.
Finally, Floridians are significantly less hampered by regulation than Californians. Floridians are going to have a much more diverse arsenal vs. Californians, in general.
Does CA have SYG laws in place or even Castle Doctrine?
What’s her excuse not to recuse?
I lost all my guns in a boating accident.
Even Rush was saying today that the legal requirements to charge Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder are tenuous, at best. Zimmerman’s lawyer is going to have the court’s undies all bunched up for a while with pretrial motions and other various legal maneuvering.
I’m very interested in the discovery phase, personally. I don’t think the prosecution has anything substantive to use against Zimmerman.
Also, let’s be very clear about Stand Your Ground in Florida. SYG covers the old “duty to retreat” clause prevalent in many state statutes. Specifically, the duty to retreat is nullified provided the shooter is using his/her firearm to prevent the commission of a forcible felony. Hence the reason I’m interested in the discovery phase. If there are medical files showing Zimmerman was treated for injuries sustained during a struggle, there’s no way they can legally challenge his claim to self-defense.
And overwhelming majority of WHITE Americans agree that this little thug overstepped and confronted a legally armed citizen. I hope ballistics reports are shown during discovery to prove that only one round was fired and a second round never cycled into the chamber due to “someone’s” hand being on the slide during discharge. If there was a struggle for the gun, that’s another positive for Zimmerman.
IF the law truly plays this out the way it seems to have happened (based on extant evidence presented by the media), then Zimmerman will be acquitted. Unless there’s damning evidence present that the media has not yet discussed or aired, Zimmerman’s going to walk from this show trial.
I do not, however, believe that Zimmerman’s life will ever be the same. Having twice used a firearm to defend my life, I can personally attest that it changes you forever.
me too...I’m in Winter Park.
We don’t call ourselves the Gunshine State for no reason. The detractors say it as a negative. I say it as a badge of honor.