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Judge quits Travon Martin case, cites conflict
Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2012 | MICHAEL SCHNEIDER

Posted on 04/18/2012 12:26:07 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The judge presiding over the Trayvon Martin shooting case has removed herself after George Zimmerman's attorney said she had a possible conflict of interest.

Florida Circuit Judge Jessica Recksiedler recused herself Wednesday because of a potential conflict that relates to her husband.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/18/2012 12:26:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder who the last judge who can’t recuse him/herself will be?


2 posted on 04/18/2012 12:27:33 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Getting as far away from this staged lynching as she can.

I don’t blame her, this thing stinks worse than the alligator bait on Swamp People.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 12:31:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Spent last evening with a number of former Orange and Seminole County judges, as well as current and former LEOs. No one expected a recusal this fast. Shows how much she wanted off the case.

NO ONE wants this case. The filed information (not a True Bill) has holes a mile wide and any adverse ruling re: prosecution will certainly result in riots, etc.

Waaaay too hot a potato!


4 posted on 04/18/2012 12:34:28 PM PDT by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: Steely Tom
Wonder who the last judge who can’t recuse him/herself will be?


5 posted on 04/18/2012 12:34:28 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: massmike
You got it! And I heard Judge Ito's court is going to be downsized too!

I obviously misspoke in my earlier post. I should have said "I wonder who the first judge who can't recuse himself/herself will be?"

6 posted on 04/18/2012 12:39:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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7 posted on 04/18/2012 12:41:59 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m thinking Hussein/Holder want a more thug-friendly judge and made a phone call using GZ’s motion as cover.

Judge Greer couldn’t bring himself to recuse himself....


8 posted on 04/18/2012 12:42:29 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Venturer

Her honor's Not Guilty!

9 posted on 04/18/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Steely Tom
Wonder who the last judge who can’t recuse him/herself will be?

Somebody who's too young to see the danger or too old to give a damn.

10 posted on 04/18/2012 12:54:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: relictele

No kidding! Super cute.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 12:55:19 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: MindBender26
So we have an entire system of justice afraid to follow the law...while we have a gaggle of people demanding new statutes to cover...thoughtcrimes. George Orwell call your literary agent!

We may all differ on Ms Ann Coulter...her book came out over a year ago and I admit to being puzzled by her choice of topics. In the present day and especially in this case the title and the threat are quite clear:


12 posted on 04/18/2012 1:02:34 PM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: MindBender26

It would have been much better if Angela Corey had just admitted they have no case instead of trying to calm down these Sharpoton riled people by tossing Zimmerman to the wolves.

Now she has a tiger by the tail, and no one wants to help her hold it.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 1:04:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: relictele

File under - You know you are getting old when...

...the judge looks hot.

Happened to me about twenty years ago.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 1:06:02 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So the bond hearing set for Friday for Zimmerman’s release is delayed?


15 posted on 04/18/2012 1:06:25 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: relictele
judge:

vs
prosecutor:

16 posted on 04/18/2012 1:09:49 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: rawhide

The replacement judge appointment is almost instantaneous. (it was probably already a done deal)

Zimmerman has only to worry if some senile old mandatory retired judge is appointed. The FLSC wants to INCREASE the age of the mandatory retirement. Given how outright senile some of these judges can be, the FLSC should be LOWERING the mandatory retirement age.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 1:11:33 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: relictele

I thought the idea of demonic’ was over the top too... not so much now. What they’re doing to Zimmerman is totalitarian. They’re going after him for political reasons - it’s like we’re living in the old USSR.


18 posted on 04/18/2012 1:12:06 PM PDT by GOPJ (Hoodies - because you can't kill a security camera for snitchin' - - freeper tacticalogic)
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To: Steely Tom

19 posted on 04/18/2012 1:15:13 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: relictele

Quite a shame. I hate these court cases turned into reality TV thing we’ve been doing the last couple decades, but this Jessica Recksiedler judge might would have at least made it worth watching a few minutes now and again just to see her.

If the new judge is some dude or ugly old bag, I won’t even watch of a second of this trial. Unfortunately, I am sure it is going to dominate the cable news shows for months on end. Greta will probably do nothing but nightly shows on this case.


20 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:00 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: kevcol

What a contrast! Wow!


21 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:12 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: Venturer
Getting as far away from this staged lynching as she can.

If that were the case, she'll have stepped down 5 seconds after she was given it. But she didn't. I suspect she was hoping to find a way to stay on since her husband is a regular on CNN.

22 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:34 PM PDT by bgill
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To: kevcol

All women are NOT created equal.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 1:22:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: bgill
If that were the case, she'll have stepped down 5 seconds after she was given it. But she didn't. I suspect she was hoping to find a way to stay on since her husband is a regular on CNN.

It's clear she wanted to get off.

It's not her husband. It's another guy in the same firm as her husband who plans on speaking regularly about the case on CNN.

The more appropriate way to avoid an appearance of impropriety is for the husband's colleague to refrain from speaking about the case on CNN. The judge after all was elected to her position and should be expected to fulfull her responsibilities.

The fact that the more appropriate solution of Nejame not going on CNN to bloviate about the case has not been raised makes it clear she just wanted to get away from this pile of crap.

24 posted on 04/18/2012 1:29:24 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: GOPJ

I’m hardly naive but I’m still more than a bit alarmed at the conventional wisdom as acknowledged by those who should know better, including:

1) Zimmerman should be charged (make that overcharged) because some vocal people wish it so.

2) If he is not charged or if he is acquitted there will be riots.

3) Police and other officials who HAVE ADVANCED WARNING OF SUCH RIOTS will intentionally take no action to stop it - or worse, they will claim sympathy with the rioters (see also: London 2011).

4) The widespread belief that ‘justice’ and ‘revenge’ are synonymous.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 1:32:42 PM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: MindBender26

How can there be a trial without a judge?
Interesting if no judge will take it.


26 posted on 04/18/2012 1:42:59 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: relictele
Her honor's Not Guilty! (accompanied by her picture)

In this forum, it depends on what she's accused of.

27 posted on 04/18/2012 1:54:02 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: GOPJ
They’re going after him for political reasons - it’s like we’re living in the old USSR.

Just look at the good side. We got out six-pack & the MBA. (sarc). I might get out my old copy of "The Gulag Archipelago" & dust it off.

28 posted on 04/18/2012 2:25:55 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: relictele
Yes, she is very pretty, but I have a niece who is 16 and the judge looks like she could be one of my nieces friends.

I bet this judge gets carded everywhere she goes.

I hope she does very well.

I hope she doesn't get chewed up. Is the judgeship selected or does one apply for the position?

29 posted on 04/18/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: kevcol

Oh, my.....


30 posted on 04/18/2012 2:28:35 PM PDT by hummingbird (Just askin' or just sayin' depending on the subject at hand.)
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To: MindBender26
any adverse ruling re: prosecution will certainly result in riots

Let them riot.

Then shoot them down like rabid dogs and let their bodies rot in the streets.

Any culture in which riot is the first resort needs to be exterminated.

31 posted on 04/18/2012 2:34:16 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Steely Tom

Any judge presiding over a court that finds Zimmerman innocent, will be the next person the Black Panthers put a bounty on, all with the tacit approval of Eric Holder. These judges know this.


32 posted on 04/18/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT by kevao
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To: Venturer

She in fact reviewed the evidence and said there was enough evidence to warrant a 2nd degree murder charge. That was in the hearing.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 3:17:35 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: bgill

Her husband’s law partner is a CNN contributor. Not her husband. But she is the one who cited a possible conflict of interest in the first hearing.


34 posted on 04/18/2012 3:19:47 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: WildHighlander57

There is no chance that the appointed judge will accept the case. Do not forget the judge saw evidence we have not seen and ruled that the evidence does in fact exist to warrant the second degree murder charges.


35 posted on 04/18/2012 3:22:25 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: hummingbird
Is the judgeship selected or does one apply for the position?

Jessica4Judge VOTE November 2nd

36 posted on 04/18/2012 3:29:48 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good for her! She did exactly what legal and judicial ethics require. A genuinely honorable judge.


37 posted on 04/18/2012 3:33:48 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: relictele

To Hades with Ann Coulter.


38 posted on 04/18/2012 4:03:25 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Meet the New Boss
It's clear she wanted to get off.

If her husband isn't willing, I doubt she would lack for volunteers to help her with that.

39 posted on 04/18/2012 4:33:38 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel - Horace Walpole)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just do not effing believe it.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 4:59:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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