Cool news--I'll be reporting on the Zimmerman trial for the Legal Insurrection web site!

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Hey folks, Some cool news, I've been invited by Professor William Jacobson to guest-blog the Zimmerman trial on his outstanding Legal Insurrection web site.

If you're not familiar with Legal Insurrection, you should be--it's one of the handful of sites I visit faithfully several times a day.   Great content, and well delivered.

My first Zimmerman-related blog post went live on Legal Insurrection this evening:  Getting to Murder 2:  Finding George Zimmerman's "Depraved Mind".  In it I talk about the fact that the prosecutors need to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Zimmerman is guilt as charged before self-defense even enters the picture at trial, and the challenges they are likely to run into in their efforts to do so.

There's an old saying in the legal circles:  "When the facts are on your side, bang the facts.  When the law is on your side, bang the law.  When neither is on your side . . . bang the table."  I expect we're going to see a lot of banging on the prosecutor's table in the course of this trial.

I'll post here each time I put a new Zimmerman-related post on Legal Insurrection, but I strongly encourage everyone to consider Legal Insurrection as a top-of-the-list blog follow in its own right.

Best,

Andrew