Skip to comments.Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union
Posted on 06/08/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT by servo1969
What is significant is that Corey reaches out with allegations of libel and the implied if not explicit threat of legal action towards critics. Corey thereby interjects her personal interests in her reputation into her public role as prosecutor with all the power of the state behind her.
Littlepage, in a column today, suggests that Corey has tried to intimidate other critics as well.
Someone in a position of authority in Florida needs to look into this situation, and determine whether Coreys actions in confronting critics with implied if not explicit threats of libel suits have crossed a line.
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Sorry Angela, you lose.
I find Corey to be depraved.
Rick Scott is on a roll with his battle vs. Holder. He should can Corey and appoint someone else more mentally stable.
Corey is just another grandstanding, arrogant, obnoxious government “official”.
Yeah. Oh yeah. Go right ahead. Sue Dershowitz. You’ll win that one hands down. Go right ahead.
Corey is unfit to act in this role. She needs to be cut loose.
She sure doesn’t seem to be aware of that. Libel of a public figure is not impossible, but to qualify the writing in question has to comprise something so bad that it couldn’t even be plausibly believed from the available facts, and has to be backed by actual malice. That is far harder for her to do than railroading Zimmerman which has turned into a very stiff challenge.
Perhaps Zimmerman has become such a hot potato she doesn’t want it on her plate any more, and jumping the shark like this is her only means of escape.
(To shamelessly mix metaphors)
I despise Ron Littlepage, but even that blind pig finds an acorn every now and then.
She’s buying votes in the black community with Zimmerman’s life. What do you expect from someone who majored in marketing in school?
An apparently equal opportunity critic, Littlepage also pans the opposing counsel, Shirk, for appearances of impropriety and compromise.
Further detail may or may not bear out Littlepage’s brick bats, but to accuse him of “libel” — that’s a very steep hill to climb for a public figure.
It has to malice AFORETHOUGHT. Which I always thought was funny when it comes to politicians. If one politicain libels another you KNOW it was planned to hurt his reputation.
At best she’s trying to mop the floor with his reputation before the actual arguments have even been aired in the court. Isn’t that a no-no under many states’ code of conduct for prosecutors?
I don't think so.
This IS the way she is. This IS how she runs her cases.
This IS why they picked HER to handle the case.
Not that they thought she could win. That was never the issue. The issue was to focus the attention of the public away from Trayvon. They needed a real 'clown', and they found one.
What other kind of malice could figure? Afterthought?
Anyhow, malice means more than just taking the worst plausible view of someone. It means a fundamental wish of unjust treatment of that person.
Until the big top becomes visible, and then your clown loses the spotlight.
She is always pushing the limits of the statutes, finding loopholes for her unethical conduct, and stretching the limits of the law. Her MO is to overcharge defendants and then compel them into a plea bargain. Keeping GZ locked up is her way of softening him up for a plea deal. That’s what she did to Marissa Alexander but then she refused the plea offer and would up with 20 years for a domestic violence charge.