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  • Zimmerman verdict can't give no satisfaction

    Zimmerman verdict can't give no satisfaction
    A Pew Research Center poll taken last weekend showed a nation divided over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, with 42 percent "dissatisfied" with the not guilty verdict, 39 percent "satisfied" and the remaining 19 percent saying they had no...
  • George Zimmerman trial 'a publicity stunt,' juror tells ABC

    George Zimmerman trial 'a publicity stunt,' juror tells ABC
    Juror B-29, the only minority juror from the George Zimmerman trial, has talked to ABC's Robin Roberts. ABC identified B-29 as Maddy and said she is Puerto Rican. The other five jurors were white women. But Maddy tells ABC that the case was never...
  • 20 things I think about the George Zimmerman case

     
    I've been watching (actually listening) to most of George Zimmerman's trial in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and am offering here for your dissection and response a numbered series of thoughts/conclusions about the story so far. 1. I think......
  • Refresher: Highlights of the federal court's concealed-carry decision

     
    Hanging over deliberations over concealed-carry legislation this week in Springfield is the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, decision in Moore v. Madigan, released Dec. 11, 2012 Here, to refresh your memory, are some highlights from the 2-1...
  • Murder? Yes. But 'cold'? No.

     
    This revised posting is featured in my Sunday print column “The murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner,” said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maureen O'Brien, speaking earlier this week to reporters about the...
  • 7/4/2013-Happy Birthday USA

    7/4/2013-Happy Birthday USA
    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume...
  • Law Blocking Newtown Records Passed, But Most Attempts To Enact FOI Exemptions Failed

    Lawmakers introduced at least seven bills to carve exceptions into the state Freedom of Information Act — and, while the most controversial one passed, blocking release of photos and videos of murder victims after the Newtown massacre, most of the...
  • Taxpayers' Costs Top $3.5 Million For Death Row Inmates' Lawsuit

    The cost to taxpayers of a long-running racial-bias lawsuit by death-row inmates has topped $3.5 million, with more possible before an expected judge's ruling within a few months — and then a possible appeal by whoever loses. News coverage of the...
  • To reduce Baltimore's gun violence, invest in strategies that work

    To reduce Baltimore's gun violence, invest in strategies that work
    The recent spike in shootings in Baltimore and the city's endemically high rate of violent crime underscore why reducing gun violence must be the top priority for city officials. Violence exacts an enormous toll on Baltimore beyond the direct costs from...
  • Nationalized gay marriage is a step away

     Nationalized gay marriage is a step away
    Under the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages even in states that have legalized it. Last week, the Supreme Court ruled DOMA unconstitutional. There are two possible grounds, distinct and in some ways...
  • George Zimmerman: A good day for defense, analysts say

    George Zimmerman: A good day for defense, analysts say
    How good a day was Monday for the defense at the George Zimmerman trial? Greta Van Susteren of Fox News Channel made a startling prediction onĀ  WOFL-Channel 35: The defense will rest after the prosecution rests. There will be no defense case, Van...