Just when I think the Trayvon Martin case can’t possibly become any more disgusting or convoluted, I’m surprised again. Consider this passage from an article by Ron Littlepage:
Then there’s Corey’s spat with Sandy D’Alemberte.
D’Alemberte is a former president of the American Bar Association, a former president of Florida State University and a law professor — not too shabby in the legal credentials department.
When Corey was appointed to head up the investigation into the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, D’Alemberte had this to say:
‘I cannot imagine a worse choice for a prosecutor to serve in the Sanford case. There is nothing in Angela Corey’s background that suits her for the task, and she cannot command the respect of people who care about justice.
Consider too, this:
Alan M. Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He is, uh, rather well known.
Earlier this week, he wrote a perspective piece for Newsmax.com describing a “40-minute rant, during which she [Corey] threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me disbarred by the Bar Association and to file charges against me for libel and slander.”
What set her off and led to the telephone call to Harvard? Derschowitz criticized how Corey filed the charges against Zimmerman.
‘The idea that a prosecutor would threaten to sue someone who disagrees with her for libel and slander, to sue the university for which he works and to try to get him disbarred is the epitome of unprofessionalism.
I also wrote about the Dershowitz debacle in greater detail in Update 9.4.
This Tuesday (12-11-12) I’ll post an update in the case that will help—in a major way—to illustrate why Special Prosecutor Angela Corey will be very likely indeed to join disbarred former Duke Lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong as an example of how not to uphold the Constitution.
I hope to see you there.