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  • (Baltimore Prosecutor) Marilyn Mosby: hypocrite, grandstander, ideologue

    05/04/2015 4:00:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 2, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    Alan Dershowitz, the famous defense lawyer, has called the case against the six Baltimore officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray “a show trial.” The actions of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby “had nothing to do with justice,” but instead amounted to “crowd control,” Dershowitz said in remarks reported by the Daily Caller. With regard to the second-degree murder charges against Caesar Goodson, Dershowitz stated that “there’s no plausible, hypothetical, conceivable case for murder under the facts as we now know them.” At most, there may be a case for involuntary manslaughter. Dershowitz believes that, having overplayed its hand, the prosecution...
  • Alan Dershowitz Rips Baltimore Attorney For Charges Against Cops, Predicts Acquittal

    05/02/2015 3:47:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 68 replies
    DownTrend ^ | May 1 2015 | BRIAN CAREY
    Not everybody is happy that the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray are being charged with felonies. One of those people is famous defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who appeared with Steve Malzberg today to slam Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby for playing politics with the lives of those officers. Specifically, Dershowitz said that “this is a very sad day for justice.” He claimed that Mosby acted to prevent riots rather that in response to the evidence in the case. He also said that it will be “virtually impossible” for the police officers to get a fair...
  • Sen. Cruz Described as "Smartest Man in the Room" by Harvard Professor Dershowitz

    03/23/2015 9:25:15 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz told 1200 WOAI's Michael Board during a stop in San Antonio that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was an amazing student when he had Cruz in his class twenty years ago at Harvard Law School, 1200 WOAI news reports. "He had come to the school with a reputation as a great debater, the national champ," said Dershowitz, who called Cruz 'the smartest person in the room. "He contributed greatly to Harvard Law School. While I disagree immensely with many of his political positions, I admire his intellect." Dershowitz, who is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at...
  • Alan Dershowitz defends Bill Clinton, saying he wasn’t a perv on Jeffrey Epstein’s island compound

    02/12/2015 5:34:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/11/15 | Dareh Gregorian
    Lawyer Alan Dershowitz is continuing his offensive against the woman accusing him and billionaire perv Jeffrey Epstein of preying on her when she was underaged. In a statement Wednesday, Dershowitz said Jane Doe No. 3 — aka Virginia Roberts, 31 — lied about seeing former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore at Epstein’s Caribbean island compound in the early 2000s.
  • Dershowitz: Obama Set to Make 'Dreadful Mistake' With Iran

    02/08/2015 4:28:01 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 45 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 2/6/2015 | Courtney Coren
    President Barack Obama is about to make a "dreadful mistake" by cutting a deal with Iran on its nuclear program without approval from Congress, which not only puts the United States in danger but the whole world, renowned legal expert Alan Dershowitz tells Newsmax TV. "This is a very serious crisis about separation of powers — the president mistakenly believes that the executive has the authority to make this deal with Iran without any input from Congress," Dershowitz, professor emeritus from Harvard Law School, told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Friday. "He's wrong constitutionally, he's wrong historically, he's wrong...
  • All aboard the 'Lolita Express': Flight logs reveal the many trips Bill Clinton and Alan Dershowitz

    01/23/2015 3:06:01 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 104 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 23 January 2015 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Just released flight records show Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has been flying with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein on the financier's private jet dubbed the 'Lolita Express' since as early as 1997, despite public statements that they were only acquaintances. The high-profile lawyer has been distancing himself from Epstein ever since a young woman named Virginia Roberts filed a lawsuit claiming she was recruited to work as a 'sex slave' for Epstein when she was just 15, naming both Dershowitz and Prince Andrew as two of her molesters. The flight records, obtained by Gawker, also show former President Bill Clinton...
  • Going au naturel (Hint: Alan Dershowitz and nude sunbathing, Martha's Vineyard!)

    01/07/2015 9:51:29 PM PST · by WL-law · 16 replies
    Marthas Vineyard Magazine ^ | August 2008 | MIKE SECCOMBE
    Is there a future for nude beaches on the Island? In a glorious late summer’s afternoon, the Gay Head Cliffs glow with color on one side; the sea gently laps at the warm sand on the other. Ah, nature! But on the strip of sand between cliff and sea there is what looks like a trade show for outdoor furnishings: umbrellas, coolers, chairs, tents, tote bags, volleyball nets, entire patio sets. Oh, naturists! What a dumb euphemism “naturist” is, for the hundreds of naked people on this section of beach are really in no more of a natural state than...
  • Is Alan Dershowitz the latest victim of a false rape charge?

    01/06/2015 12:20:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Harvard Law professor and popular criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz is the latest high-profile figure accused of engaging in sexual assault some years ago. “In a filing in Florida federal court last week, former federal judge Paul Cassell and Florida plaintiffs attorney Bradley Edwards said that their client was forced as a minor by financier Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with several people, including Dershowitz and Britain’s Prince Andrew,” Reuters reported. But quite unlike how comedian Bill Cosby has handled the accusations against him, Dershowitz came out swinging. In a sworn affidavit filed on Monday, Dershowitz called the charges...
  • Epstein craved big homes, elite friends and, investigators say, underage girls (Friend of Bubba)

    08/14/2006 7:37:48 AM PDT · by GianniV · 63 replies · 3,137+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8-14-06 | Andrew Marra
    WINGED GARGOYLES guarded the gate at Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion. Inside, hidden cameras trolled two rooms, while the girls came and went. For the police detectives who sifted through the garbage outside and kept records of visitors, it was the lair of a troubling target. Epstein, one of the most mysterious of the country's mega-rich, was known as much for his secrecy as for his love of fine things: magnificent homes, private jets, beautiful women, friendships with the world's elite. But at Palm Beach police headquarters, he was becoming known for something else: the regular arrival of teenage girls...
  • Report: Feds Cut Secret Plea Deal-- Protects Prince Andrew, Other Powerful Politicans From Charges

    01/05/2015 6:27:09 PM PST · by drewh · 45 replies
    A secret plea deal for Britain’s Prince Andrew’s pal Jeffrey Epstein protected the prince and any other high-powered friends who may have used his alleged sex slaves, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. Federal prosecutors promised they “will not institute any criminal charges against any potential co-conspirators of Epstein” if the Wall Street money manager pled guilty to two relatively minor state underage sex charges that put him in a local jail for 13 months, the confidential plea agreement obtained by Radar says. A lawsuit filed by four women, who say federal prosecutors illegally ignored them and kept them in the dark...
  • Prince Andrew may have been secretly filmed with underage girl he is alleged to have abused

    01/05/2015 5:20:52 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | 1/3/15
    Papers filed against his pervert pal Jeffrey Epstein say he recorded VIP orgies he threw at his luxury homes using cameras hidden in the walls.... The woman known as Jane Doe 3 – said to be 30-year-old Virginia Roberts – claims she was held as a sex slave and forced to sleep with the Duke of York in London, New York and the US Virgin Islands. She says she was 17 at the time – under the age of consent in Florida.
  • Ted Cruz introduced by liberal Alan Dershowitz at Zionist dinner in New York

    11/23/2014 9:49:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 23, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    NEW YORK – Sen. Ted Cruz is in a crowded ballroom full of Zionists this Sunday evening, headlining an annual Zionist Organization of America dinner. “Standing with Israel and strengthening the U.S.-Israel alliance is critical for our nation and has been a key priority from the very first day I arrived in the US Senate,” he said at a VIP reception beforehand. “The threats to Israel right now have never been greater, and now is a time when we do not need leaders who simply speak empty words of support for Israel,” he said in a well-received speech. “We need...
  • Name-calling bruises US-Israel relations

    11/06/2014 5:17:57 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 01, 2014 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    A senior Obama administration official recently told journalist Jeffrey Goldberg that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a “chickenshit.” A second senior official also reportedly called Netanyahu a “coward” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear threat. If these reports are accurate, did the Obama administration — indeed perhaps President Obama himself — authorize the officials to issue these highly provocative statements? The White House has tried to distance itself from the remarks, but it seems unlikely that two senior administration officials would use such explosive words without White House approval. Goldberg says that this is the way American and Israeli...
  • Kasim Hafeez – A Story of a Miraculous Transformation: Alan Dershowitz Book Convinces Jihadist

    10/28/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/28/2014 | Joseph Pruder
    Kasim Hafeez (32) could have easily turned into a jihadist terrorist. He was already on the right path. At home, in the United Kingdom (UK) Muslim community, and on campus, anti-Jewish and anti-Israel agitation was constant. Kasim’s own father harbored anti-Semitic sentiments. He considered Hitler a hero, and felt that his only failing was that he did not kill enough Jews. Growing up in the UK, to Pakistani-Muslim parents, Kasim was exposed to materials and opinions that were at best, condemning Israel for all the evils in the Middle East, and painting Jews as usurpers and murderers. More extreme elements...
  • Did Alan Dershowitz Make Marc Lamont Hill Cry During Israel Debate?

    07/30/2014 10:55:18 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 29, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Are you okay, Marc? I have a hankie you can use to wipe away that rolling teardrop that Alan Dershowitz possibly caused during your heated debate on Israel and Gaza during CNN Tonight on Monday. The weird thing is that Marc Lamont Hill was actually crying over Israel (GASP!) defending itself against both rocket attacks and secret tunnels built from Gaza into Israel for the purpose of killing and kidnapping. A video was posted by Soopermexican showing Hill's tear of absurdly misplaced compassion (or was it frustration from arguiing with Dershowitz?) rolling down his cheek.
  • [Harvard law professor] Dershowitz Says D’Souza Case ‘Smacks of Selective Prosecution’

    03/11/2014 9:59:51 AM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 31, 2014 | Jacob Gershman
    Mr. Dershowitz thinks the federal campaign fraud charges against the conservative filmmaker and author are an example of “selective prosecution.” Weighing in on the case Friday in an interview with Law Blog, Mr. Dershowitz was withering in his opinion of the Manhattan U.S. attorney office’s prosecution of Mr. D’Souza, who pleaded not guilty last week to making illegal campaign contributions to a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in 2012. “The idea of charging him with a felony for this doesn’t sound like a proper exercise of prosecutorial discretion,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “I can’t help but think that [D'Souza's] politics have something...
  • Dershowitz, Law Enforcement Experts Slam D'Souza Targeting

    02/04/2014 8:27:58 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 29 Jan 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey and John Gizzi
    Even if allegations made against conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza in a federal indictment on campaign finance violations prove to be true, legal experts and former federal regulatory authorities tell Newsmax that the government's handling of the case has been unusual.
  • Dershowitz: Iran Deal 'Cataclysmic Error of Gigantic Proportions'

    11/25/2013 6:29:55 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2013 | Greg Richter
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday that the Obama administration was naive and had possibly made a "cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions" in its deal to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for an opening up of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. "I think it could turn out to be a cataclysmic error of gigantic proportions," Dershowitz said of the deal, which he described as "naive." "It could also turn out to be successful, to be the beginning of a negotiated resolution," Dershowitz told Newsmax on Sunday. "But I think the likelihood of it being the former is considerably...
  • Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey may face a reckoning

    07/17/2013 10:43:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 17, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    Angela Corey, the special prosecutor who struck out going after George Zimmerman, has not taken defeat well. At Red State, streiff catalogues her outrageous behavior in an article that should be read in its entirety: I think everyone can now agree on one thing, Angela Corey was possibly the worst possible choice for a high profile prosecution. She has a sense of entitlement that is so typical of small people promoted to jobs that are well above their level of competency but who lack the self-awareness to recognize what everyone else knows. (You need look no further than her bizarre...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Has Defamation Case Against Florida Prosecutor

    07/16/2013 6:04:02 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 70 replies
    http://www/newsmax.com ^ | July 15, 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    Outrage is growing over the jaw-dropping statement by Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey that George Zimmerman, acquitted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin, is still a "murderer." Renowned civil-rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that Zimmerman has reason to launch a defamation of character case against Corey.
  • Liberal Law Prof [Dershowitz]: Zimmerman Case 'Should Never Have Been Brought in the First Place'

    07/15/2013 8:23:40 AM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/15/13 | Susan Jones
    "You know, this is a case that should never have been brought in the first place, certainly not as a second degree murder prosecution," Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told CNN's "State of the Union With Candy Crowley" on Sunday. Dershowitz said George Zimmerman was put on trial because "there was political pressure on the governor, and he appointed somebody (special prosecutor Angela Corey) who had the worst reputation in Florida for overcharging. And she did exactly what she was supposed to do; she overcharged. She charged second-degree murder in a case where there was reasonable doubt written all over...
  • Zimmerman Prosecutors Should be Disbarred

    07/13/2013 7:40:06 AM PDT · by Kansas58 · 61 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/12/2013 | Alan Dershowitz
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz says the prosecutors in the George Zimmerman murder trial should be charged with "prosecutorial misconduct" for suggesting the defendant planned the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. "That is something no prosecutor should be allowed to get away with … to make up a story from whole cloth," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "These prosecutors should be disbarred. They have acted absolutely irresponsibly in an utterly un-American fashion."
  • Alan Dershowitz: I Would Find Zimmerman 'Not Guilty'

    07/10/2013 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Jul 2013 | Bill Hoffmann
    The verdict is in from Alan Dershowitz: if the renowned Harvard Law professor were on the jury hearing the George Zimmerman murder trial, he would find the defendant not guilty. "I would say there's reasonable doubt. I would say nobody knows who started the initial fight," Dershowitz told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "Remember, it's monumentally irrelevant who's morally guilty here." Zimmerman, who identifies himself as Hispanic, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, a 29-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer for his community, says he shot Martin, 17,...
  • Issa's panel vote clears path for Lerner's return (Dershowitz statments on Lerner at odds w/ Dems?

    06/28/2013 11:21:03 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/28/2013 | Rachael Bade
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted 22-17 on Friday that embattled IRS official Lois Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights during a hearing last month on the agency's tea party targeting scandal. The party-line vote paves the way for the committee to bring Lerner back to Congress and force her to answer questions from lawmakers...
  • Dershowitz: Ted Cruz one of Harvard Law’s smartest students

    05/09/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 283 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/9/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    Famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz ranks Sen. Ted Cruz among the school’s smartest students, adding that the Canada-born Texan can run for president in 2016. Cruz was a “terrific student,” Dershowitz told The Daily Caller. “He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.” “He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses,” Dershowitz added. Dershowitz also gave a high estimate of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who has decidedly different political...
  • Prof. Dershowitz Hedges Allon Plan Support after Langfan Op-Ed

    04/30/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/4/13
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz, appearing at the Jerusalem Post Conference in New York this week, spoke about his plan to restart the peace talks. Dershowitz, who has not official position in Israel, spoke to PA President Mahmoud Abbas and suggested a version of the Allon Plan of 1970. His suggestion for a "tripartite settlement freeze" was panned by Israel's Minister of International Affairs, Yuval Steinitz, as well as by former National Security Advisor to PM Netanyahu, Dr. Uzi Arad, who opposed "ulilateral concessions." AFSI's newly elected Chairman, Attorney Mark Langfan, sent an open letter to Prof. Dershowitz for posting in the...
  • Dershowitz: Not Mirandizing Tsarnaev, feds might've blown death penalty; Update: Tsarnaev Mirandized

    04/22/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 22, 2013 | Allahpundit
    His logic’s straightforward. It’s easy to prove that Tsarnaev did the deed but in order to prove that he’s a “terrorist” and therefore eligible for the death penalty, you have to also prove that his intent was to terrorize the population. And the only hard evidence of that might be his own statements — which will be inadmissible if a judge rules that the feds the “public safety” exception to Miranda doesn’t apply in this case. I must be missing something, though, because as I read the statute, I don’t see where the feds need to prove any specific terroristic...
  • Op-Ed: Obama's True Colors

    01/12/2013 3:09:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/13 | Ron Jager
    ....I depart and return to Israel with a sense of sorrow and dismay. For many, Israel remains a focal point of their lives enriching their collective sense of responsibility and Jewish identity. For these American Jews their frustration has only been reinforced by Obama's reelection only to be followed by him turning his back towards those very American Jews aligned with the White House, those Jews who wholeheartedly supported Obama's reelection yet now find themselves unable to defend his latest betrayal. Two major supporters of Obama, former NY Mayor Ed Koch, a life long Democrat and Prof Alan Dershowitz have...
  • Exclusive - Dershowitz: 'I Will Testify Against Hagel' on Iran

    01/07/2013 3:20:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 7, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School is a legendary defense lawyer, and the country's foremost pro-Israel advocate. He is also a steadfast supporter of President Barack Obama. Breitbart News spoke to him in an exclusive interview today about the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense.Sen. Hagel is controversial for his views on Israel, the Iraq War, Iran, and gays, among other issues. Dershowitz had, prior to Hagel's nomination, urged President Obama publicly not to appoint Hagel to the position.Breitbart News: Does the Hagel nomination represent a slap in the face to the pro-Israel community?Dershowitz:...
  • Jewish backing for Obama good for Israel

    11/08/2012 5:36:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11-8-12 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    Let us all now join together in helping Obama in his efforts to assure Israel’s security. President Barack Obama won reelection by a significant majority of the electoral college. The Jewish, pro-Israel Democratic vote helped him in Florida, Ohio and even Virginia, but he might have won at least some of those battleground states without Jewish support. Even those Jews who berated Democrats like me for supporting President Obama’s reelection, must now realize that our support for the president will be good for Israel over the next four years. Recall what former Secretary of State James Baker, who served under...
  • Alan Dershowitz: The Message Obama Should Have Sent

    09/25/2012 9:09:59 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Wall Stret Journal ^ | September 25, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    On Monday in New York, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised that Israel will be "eliminated," a variation on his previous threats to the nation's existence. He was in town for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, a gathering that reliably sees leaders issuing pronouncements that, even if not new, at least are given a bigger stage. On Tuesday, the first day of the gathering, President Obama delivered a speech that also struck familiar notes, including the statement that "a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained." He moved no closer to giving a signal of...
  • Dershowitz: Anti-Chick-fil-A mayors 'showing terrible intolerance'

    08/01/2012 9:22:01 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 7/29/2012
    Our Take: Renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called out Chicago and Boston city officials for recent discriminatory statements toward Chick-Fil-A. Mayors who have told the owners of Chick-fil-A that the restaurant chain is not welcome in their cities are displaying terrible intolerance, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. No city is free to discriminate against a company based on the views of its owners, the renowned criminal appeals attorney said. If you dont like their principles, go to McDonalds, said Dershowitz.
  • Exclusive – Prosecutor Angela Corey letter claiming libel by Florida Times Union

    06/08/2012 3:48:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 6-8-2012 | William A. Jacobson
    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 Corey’s actions in confronting critics with implied if not explicit threats of libel suits have crossed a line.
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman prosecutor threatened to sue Harvard

    06/08/2012 6:30:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-7-2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    “It’s certainly professional to respond, but by calling the dean and threatening to sue the school, which she knows she cannot do, is unprofessional,” Dershowitz told FoxNews.com. “I would welcome a lawsuit from Corey. It would give me a chance to prove what an awful thing she did.” ------ “When the communications official explained to her that I have a right to express my opinion as ‘a matter of academic freedom,’ and that Harvard has no control over what I say, she did not seem to understand,” Dershowitz wrote. “She persisted in her nonstop whining, claiming that she is prohibited...
  • If Angela Corey threatened suit .... she needs to step down from Zimmerman case

    06/07/2012 8:18:09 AM PDT · by JLS · 49 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 7, 2012 at 10:29am | William A. Jacobson
    If this is true, then Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey needs to step off the case. Alan Dershowitz has been a harsh critic of Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey. Among his criticisms is that Corey has been too politicized in charging Second Degree Murder.
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Prosecutor Threatening to Sue Harvard for My Criticism

    06/06/2012 2:03:54 AM PDT · by abb · 71 replies
    Newsmax ^ | June 5, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    State Attorney Angela Corey, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case, recently called the Dean of Harvard Law School to complain about my criticism of some of her actions. She was transferred to the Office of Communications and proceeded to engage in a 40-minute rant, during which she threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me disciplined by the Bar Association and to file charges against me for libel and slander. She said that because I work for Harvard and am identified as a professor she had the right to sue Harvard. When the communications official explained...
  • Drop George Zimmerman’s murder charge

    05/21/2012 6:33:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 18 May, 2012 | Alan Dershowitz
    A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally. There is, of course, no assurance that the special prosecutor handling the case, State Attorney Angela Corey, will do the right thing. Because until now, her actions have been anything...
  • George Zimmerman Case: Should Charges Be Dropped?

    05/21/2012 5:39:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Matt Gutman
    Two prominent U.S. lawyers are among the skeptics questioning whether evidence in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin supports the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman, given the confessed shooter's apparent injuries and freshly released eyewitness accounts. "There is no second-degree murder evidence in this case," Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said. "It's a very close case." Details released in the past week add to the picture of what might have transpired on that rainy Feb. 26 before Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain in the Sanford, Fla., community where Martin, 17, was staying with his father's fiancée, shot the teen...
  • Could the mob have been wrong on Trayvon Martin?

    05/18/2012 12:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    <p>A medical report by George Zimmerman’s doctor has disclosed that Zimmerman had a fractured nose, two black eyes, two lacerations on the back of his head and a back injury on the day after the fatal shooting. If this evidence turns out to be valid, the prosecutor will have no choice but to drop the second-degree murder charge against Zimmerman — if she wants to act ethically, lawfully and professionally.</p>
  • Megyn Kelly Guest Alan Dershowitz Slams Zimmerman Prosecutor: Her Affidavit ‘Is A Crime’

    04/25/2012 12:53:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Lawyer, professor and political commentator Alan Dershowitz stopped by America Live Wednesday afternoon, where he shared his thoughts on the George Zimmerman case with host Megyn Kelly. In a nutshell: He thinks the case has gone to hell in a widely-publicized handbasket. Specifically, he believes that, if anyone should be tried in this case, it should be Special Prosecutor Angela Corey. “This affidavit,” he said, “submitted by the prosecutor in the Florida case is a crime. It’s a crime. If she in fact knew about ABC News’ pictures of the bloody head of Zimmerman and failed to include that in...
  • Dershowitz: Angela Corey has 'Raised expectations to unreasonable levels'...

    04/25/2012 11:38:38 AM PDT · by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs · 32 replies
    Fox News - "America Live' with Megyn Kelly | April 25, 2012 | FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
    Alan Dershowitz appeared on Fox News today with Megyn Kelly and discussed the Martin/Zimmerman case. Among his many astute observations and analysis was his accusation that Angela Corey had inappropriately and for 'political' reasons "raised the expectations to unreasonable levels" by over-charging George Zimmerman with 2nd degree Murder. Dershowitz also stated that if the prosecution possessed or knew about the photo of Zimmerman's bloody head and withheld that information from the Affidavit, they themselves may have 'suborned perjury' in this case and should be seeking their own lawyer as a result.Dershowitz also alleged that the prosecution's Affidavit for their charge...
  • Case against George Zimmerman man be doomed

    04/24/2012 6:45:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Last week, media outlets filed motions to unseal the records concerning the arrest of George Zimmerman in connection with the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Sooner than later, the public will see what evidence special prosecutor Angela Corey has that warranted the filing of second-degree murder charges. Absent something new in Corey's file, one of America's best-known lawyers feels the case against Zimmerman is doomed. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes that the murder charges will be thrown out. In a recent interview with me, Dershowitz acknowledged the low evidentiary bar necessary at this juncture but still opined that Corey...
  • Dershowitz: Zimmerman Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

    04/13/2012 10:55:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    wagist.com ^ | 13 April, 2012 | Dan Linehan
    Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz made an appearance on on MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss the Zimmerman arrest affidavit, and had some incredibly harsh language for Angela Corey concerning her actions in the George Zimmerman prosecution. Dershowitz is a well-known Democrat with a column on the Huffington Post, but seemed stunned by how poorly written the affidavit was, going so far as to call it “irresponsible and unethical,” as well as Corey’s actions politically motivated. He also said that if the prosecution didn’t have more evidence for the case than what we’ve seen, “a good judge would throw it out.”...
  • Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman Arrest Affidavit ‘Irresponsible And Unethical’

    04/12/2012 3:51:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 12, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on MSNBC’s Hardball where fill-in host Michel Smerconish asked him his opinions of the arrest warrant issued and carried out for alleged Trayvon Martin murderer, George Zimmerman. Dershowitz called the affidavit justifying Zimmerman’s arrest “not only thin, it’s irresponsible.” He went on to criticize the decision to charge Zimmerman for second degree murder by special prosecutor Angela Cory as being politically motivated. “You’ve seen the affidavit of probable cause. What do you make of it,” Smerconish asked. “It won’t suffice,” Dershowitz replied without hesitation. “Most affidavits of probable cause are very thin. This...
  • Dershowitz declares war on Media Matters

    02/27/2012 10:06:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2/27/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Media Matters for America took a big hit to its credibility when Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller ran a multiple-installment exposé of the political non-profit, which laid bare the group’s hypocrisy on gun control and, more problematically, their close coordination with the Obama White House. MMFA has managed to find itself in another bruising political battle, this time with Alan Dershowitz, a man normally inclined to support the Left. Dershowitz has pledged to personally make Media Matters an issue in the election by actively campaigning against anyone supporting the group: Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a leading Democratic lawyer...
  • Friends Seminary plays bait, switch on anti-Semitism

    02/24/2012 4:45:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/24/2012 | ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ
    Friends Seminary of New York backed out of an agreement to invite Alan Dershowitz to talk to students about the evils of anti-Semitism. By (Courtesy of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East The Friends Seminary of New York, which invited the notorious anti-Semite Gilad Atzmon to one of its classes, and assigned its students to read his hate-filled writings, has now backed out of an agreement to invite me to the school to talk to the students about the evils of anti-Semitism. The headmaster of the Friends Seminary, a school which is supposed to be committed to honesty and...
  • Dershowitz:I Won’t Vote For Obama If Associated With ‘Stalinist Bigots’ Media Matters

    02/14/2012 3:17:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz told BreitbartTV Editor Larry O'Connor on the Governor Paterson Show on WOR that the Media Matters organization is full of "radical Stalinists" and says the White House and Democratic Party need to clearly separate themselves from the organization. *snip* Speaking at University of Pennsylvania last week, well-known Israel supporter and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz reportedly warned the press about MMFA's operations. "I have, and let me tell you, Max Blumenthal (((SON OF CLINTONISTA VIPER, SYDNEY BLUMENTHAL))) and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election," he is reported saying. The Democrats "cannot win...
  • SARAH PALIN: Professor Dershowitz Is Right About Media Matters

    02/13/2012 11:39:52 PM PST · by onyx · 49 replies
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | SARAH PALIN
    Harvard University Professor Alan Dershowitz is one of the most knowledgeable and unapologetic defenders of Israel among American academics. This has unfortunately opened him to unfair and intellectually dishonest attacks from his fellow liberals.In answering a recent attack by Max Blumenthal, formerly of Media Matters for America (MMfA), Prof. Dershowitz said, “Let me tell you, Max Blumenthal and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election. They (the Democrats) cannot win the election and keep this affiliation with them.”I agree with Prof. Dershowitz, though obviously I think there are many, many more reasons why President Obama...
  • Why Anti-Semitism Is Moving Toward the Mainstream

    01/04/2012 4:58:23 PM PST · by SJackson · 65 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jan 4th, 2012 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    For the first time since the end of World War II, classic anti-Semitic tropes—“the Jews” control the world and are to blame for everything that goes wrong, including the financial crisis; The Jews killed Christian children in order to use the blood to bake Matzo; the Holocaust never happened—are becoming acceptable and legitimate subjects for academic and political discussion. To understand why these absurd and reprehensible views, once reserved for the racist fringes of academia and politics, are now moving closer to the mainstream, consider the attitudes of two men, one an academic, the other a politician, toward those who...
  • Dershowitz: Israel Has Legal Right to Attack Iran

    12/12/2011 5:30:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva - IsraelNationalNews ^ | 12/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel has every legal and moral right to stage a pre-emptive strike on Iran, renowned legal expert Prof. Alan Dershowitz said in Tel Aviv on Monday. He also wants to hear U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speak out more strongly against Iran. Speaking at the annual business conference sponsored by Globes, Dershowitz stated that regardless of whether or not it would be wise for Israel to attack, “Israel has the right morally and legally to strike Iran just as it did on [the nuclear facility] in Iraq in 1981. Having the right to attack does not mean that it...