Social Media: A Double-Edged Sword For Defense Counsel

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT) -- If you have been following the national news, you know that Florida prosecutors have charged George Zimmerman, a Florida neighborhood watch volunteer, with second-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin. You may have also seen images of the injuries Zimmerman purportedly received during his struggle with Martin prior to the shooting, and you may have heard conflicting arguments and conclusions as to whether the images are consistent with Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense.

What you may not know, however, is that Zimmerman’s...
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