Cool news--I'll be reporting on the Zimmerman trial for the 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.