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Sat Nov 29, 2014, 02:46 PM

Legal Insurrection Blog Throws Cold Water on MSLSD's O'Donnel

Earlier this week O'Donnel claimed wrong case law given to Grand Jurors influenced their wrong decision. Law Professors at Legal Insurrection show why O'Donnel should go to Law School before he practices it:

No, Prosecution did not Mislead #Ferguson Grand Jury into Erroneous Decision

There have been many false factual narratives of the Michael Brown killing, such as “hands up, don’t shoot.”

Now there’s a new false legal narrative spreading, that a prosecutorial mistake misled the Grand Jury into erroneously failing to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson.

The source of the claim appears to be MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell.

O’Donnell, who was magnificently misleading in the Trayvon Martin case, expounds on this claim in the Ferguson case with absolute moral and intellectual certainty, as he always does.

The heart of O’Donnell’s claim is that a legal error in presenting the law on use of force in making an arrest early in the Grand Jury proceedings somehow led the Grand Jury astray. O’Donnell maintains that this error could have led the Grand Jury to think it was okay to shoot Michael Brown in the back as he was running away, even though the corrected law was given to the Grand Jury prior to deliberations.

There are at least two major flaws in O’Donnell’s argument.
http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/11/no-prosecution-did-not-mislead-ferguson-grand-jury-into-erroneous-decision/

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Reply Legal Insurrection Blog Throws Cold Water on MSLSD's O'Donnel (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Nov 2014 OP
island4diver Nov 2014 #1
Gunslinger201 Nov 2014 #3
Sassyspop Nov 2014 #2
Gunslinger201 Nov 2014 #4
Sassyspop Nov 2014 #5
Gunslinger201 Nov 2014 #6
Sassyspop Nov 2014 #8
Gunslinger201 Nov 2014 #9
Gamle-ged Dec 2014 #17
opspec2c Nov 2014 #7
Liberty Dec 2014 #14
Qukid Nov 2014 #10
Duke Lacrosse Nov 2014 #11
Letmypeoplevote Dec 2014 #12
_eek Dec 2014 #13
Qukid Dec 2014 #16
Satanica Dec 2014 #15


Response to island4diver (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 03:43 PM

3. Thank you

Makes him look like an even bigger idiot

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 03:42 PM

2. Larry O is an admitted socialist....

 

He doesn't much care about truth or legal issues that don't directly enhance his POV.

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 03:45 PM

4. I think he said

"A Practical European Socialist" (Whatever that means)

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 04:07 PM

5. No actually not.....not on MSNBC' Morning RINO lecturing Glenn Greenwald

 

He said and I quote...
"Glenn, unlike you, I am not a progressive. I am not a liberal who is so afraid of the word that I had to change my name to progressive. Liberals amuse me. I am a socialist. I live to the extreme left, the extreme left of you mere liberals, okay? However, I know this about my country. Liberals are 20 percent of the electorate. Conservatives are 41 percent of the electorate, okay? So I don't pretend that my views, which would ban all guns in America, make Medicare available to all in America, have any chance of happening in the federal government, okay?"

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 04:11 PM

6. Well you best go amend his Wikipedia entry then



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_O'Donnell

O'Donnell called himself a "practical European socialist" in a Newsmaker Interview dated November 11, 2005

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 04:53 PM

8. Wiki....BAD..BAD sourcing....any wingnut can "contribute"

 

to Wiki until they get caught trolling a page.
I'd no more link Wiki than I would addictinginfo if I was of the left or Breitbart....from my side

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 04:55 PM

9. Ok...point taken

I just found "Practical European Socialistic" an amusing term

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Response to Sassyspop (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 05:48 PM

17. Wha... any... WHAT?!! (ZOOOoooommm)...

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 04:45 PM

7. "O’Donnell, who was magnificently misleading in the Trayvon Martin case ...

... expounds on this claim in the Ferguson case with absolute moral and intellectual certainty, as he always does."

Just like most on the Left. They claim the concession on nuance and 51 shades of grey but in actuality are some of the most rigid, doctrinaire and intolerant people you'd care (or not) to meet.

As an aside, "magnificently misleading" is an apt description of the liberal narrative on Martin/Zimmerman.

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Response to opspec2c (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 04:03 PM

14. Fixed that for you.

"As an aside, "magnificently misleading" is an apt description of the liberal narrative."

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 06:30 PM

10. Andrew Branca was dead on all through the Zimmerman trial

Even some folks at DU were following him and linking to his Legal Insurrection posts.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Sat Nov 29, 2014, 06:47 PM

11. Rosie should STFU

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 03:37 PM

12. Is this blog intended to be a satire site?

The author of the blog is not rated by Martindale and appears to not practice law but travel around talking to gun nut types. This blog is really very very funny.

Are you sure that the author of this blog ever practiced law? It is clear that he does not practice law now because he claims that he is fully booked for speaking engagements. I really enjoyed laughing at this idiot's attempts to understand even simple concepts.

Thank you for introducing me to a new humor site

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 03:59 PM

13. Letmypeoplevote (9,777 posts)

Are you sure that the author of this blog ever practiced law? It is clear that he does not practice law now because he claims that he is fully booked for speaking engagements.

I wonder at your post count, and the rigors of your Legal work at times my self..

Just an observation.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 05:42 PM

16. Well, they're no transactional lawyers, but

About: Andrew Branca
Andrew F. Branca is in his third decade of practicing law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He wrote the first edition of the “Law of Self Defense” in 1997, and is currently in the process of completing the fully revised and updated second edition, which you can preorder now at lawofselfdefense.com. He began his competitive shooting activities as a youth in smallbore rifle, and today is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and a Life Member and Master-class competitor in multiple classifications in the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA). Andrew has for many years been an NRA-certified firearms instructor in pistol, rifle, and personal protection, and has previously served as an Adjunct Instructor on the Law of Self Defense at the SigSauer Academy in Epping, NH. He holds or has held concealed carry permits for Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Utah, Virginia, and other states.

And, the founder and owner of the site:

About: William A. Jacobson

William A. Jacobson is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. Prof. Jacobson is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. At Harvard he was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and Director of Litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Prof. Jacobson had a highly successful civil litigation and arbitration practice in Providence, Rhode Island, concentrating in investment, employment, and business disputes in the securities industry, including many high profile cases reported in leading newspapers and magazines.

Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an organization of over 450 attorneys dedicated to protecting public investors. Professor Jacobson frequently is quoted in national media on issues related to investment fraud and investor protection, and in the past has served as one of a small number of private practice attorneys who trained new arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Professor Jacobson has argued cases in numerous federal and state courts, including the Courts of Appeal for the First, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

A more complete listing of Professor Jacobson’s professional background is available at the Cornell Law School website. The views expressed here are his own and not those of any employer or organization

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 04:09 PM

15. Did anybody read that article

 

It's total horseshit

Lawrence claimed that they gave the jury bad information, this is a fact, they did give them bad outdated information

Lawrence claimed that this could've misled some of the jurors, this is 100% fact, the bad information could have misled some jurors

The article is an opinion piece, everything that Lawrence said is a fact, the jury was given bad information, it could have misled some jurors, these are facts

The article is garbage

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