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    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC[W:17]

    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC


    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.

    Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.

    She issued a summary judgment in the network's favor, meaning that unless an appeals court reverses her, the case is now dead.

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    "Zimmerman and his family had received death threats and had gone into hiding long before any of the challenged broadcasts," she wrote.

    Zimmerman had made himself more difficult to defame, the judge wrote, because he had voluntarily made himself a public figure long before the shooting. In 2010, when the Sanford Police Department refused for weeks to arrest the son of a white police officer who had punched and broken the nose of a homeless black man, Zimmerman publicly protested.

    That was an example, Nelson wrote, of Zimmerman "voluntarily injecting his views into the public controversy surrounding race relations and public safety in Sanford."

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    George Zimmerman loses libel suit against NBC - Orlando Sentinel


    Judge Nelson has proved she should not be on the bench over and over again.


    If you would like a better legal analysis than that, please feel free read what is located at the following.

    George Zimmerman | Judge Debra Nelson | Libel Suit Dismissed
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

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    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC


    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.

    Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.

    She issued a summary judgment in the network's favor, meaning that unless an appeals court reverses her, the case is now dead.

    [...]

    "Zimmerman and his family had received death threats and had gone into hiding long before any of the challenged broadcasts," she wrote.

    Zimmerman had made himself more difficult to defame, the judge wrote, because he had voluntarily made himself a public figure long before the shooting. In 2010, when the Sanford Police Department refused for weeks to arrest the son of a white police officer who had punched and broken the nose of a homeless black man, Zimmerman publicly protested.

    That was an example, Nelson wrote, of Zimmerman "voluntarily injecting his views into the public controversy surrounding race relations and public safety in Sanford."

    [...]
    George Zimmerman loses libel suit against NBC - Orlando Sentinel


    Judge Nelson has proved she should not be on the bench over and over again.
    I hope it's appealed. Really??? When he protested he made himself a public figure so people can defame him with impunity? Really?? Gads.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    This is no grand fella, but he absolutely has a case here. He was railroaded for months by the entire MSM over what should have been an open-and-shut case.

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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I hope it's appealed. Really??? When he protested he made himself a public figure so people can defame him with impunity? Really?? Gads.
    I'm not a big fan of Zimmerman, but yeah, this--------------------------^

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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC


    A Sanford judge today put an end to George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC Universal.

    Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson ruled that the former Neighborhood Watch volunteer is entitled to no money from the media giant.

    She issued a summary judgment in the network's favor, meaning that unless an appeals court reverses her, the case is now dead.

    [...]

    "Zimmerman and his family had received death threats and had gone into hiding long before any of the challenged broadcasts," she wrote.

    Zimmerman had made himself more difficult to defame, the judge wrote, because he had voluntarily made himself a public figure long before the shooting. In 2010, when the Sanford Police Department refused for weeks to arrest the son of a white police officer who had punched and broken the nose of a homeless black man, Zimmerman publicly protested.

    That was an example, Nelson wrote, of Zimmerman "voluntarily injecting his views into the public controversy surrounding race relations and public safety in Sanford."

    [...]
    George Zimmerman loses libel suit against NBC - Orlando Sentinel


    Judge Nelson has proved she should not be on the bench over and over again.


    If you would like a better legal analysis than that, please feel free read what is located at the following.

    George Zimmerman | Judge Debra Nelson | Libel Suit Dismissed
    I like Branca's take on this. He was one of the very few voices during this whole fiasco that maintained his professional bearing and didn't fall into the emotional black hole that surrounded the case. I can't imagine that this ridiculous decision won't be overturned on appeal.

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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Can we just let it die? I don't care about him anymore, he was acquitted, which is probably the best verdict that could be reached. But could we just let it go rather than calling out everyone who has the "wrong" take on it?

    The fact that he had a gun doesn't make him automatically right or wrong. I know we want to see the eeeeeevil libruls crucified....but just let it go.


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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Can we just let it die?
    This is news. If you don't like it. Too bad.


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    I don't care about him anymore, ...
    Your reply says otherwise.


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    ... but just let it go.
    It seems it is more like your angst that needs to be let go of.
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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Can we just let it die? I don't care about him anymore, he was acquitted, which is probably the best verdict that could be reached. But could we just let it go rather than calling out everyone who has the "wrong" take on it?

    The fact that he had a gun doesn't make him automatically right or wrong. I know we want to see the eeeeeevil libruls crucified....but just let it go.
    Um, no, unless you think major news networks have no responsibility?

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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Um, no, unless you think major news networks have no responsibility?
    At what point does it stop? If certain commentators call Sandra Fluke a whore, are they responsible? Or is that different?


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    Re: Judge throws out George Zimmerman's libel suit against NBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    It seems it is more like your angst that needs to be let go of.
    I have no angst about it. I'm not the one who started the thread.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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