It seems that professor Dershowitz has irritated the Trayvon Martin prosecutor. That is evident from a response to his criticisms that is so typical these days from people who do not have reality, the whole truth, on their side.
“proceeded to engage in a 40 minute rant, during which she threatened to sue Harvard Law School, to try to get me disciplined by the Bar Association and to file charges against me for libel and slander. … She persisted in her nonstop whining, claiming that she is prohibited from responding to my attacks by the rules of professional responsibility—without mentioning that she has repeatedly held her own press conferences and made public statements throughout her career.
Her beef was that I criticized her for filing a misleading affidavit that willfully omitted all information about the injuries Zimmerman had sustained during the “struggle” it described. She denied that she had any obligation to include in the affidavit truthful material that was favorable to the defense. She insisted that she is entitled to submit what, in effect, were half truths in an affidavit of probable cause, so long as she subsequently provides the defense with exculpatory evidence. She should go back to law school, where she will learn that it is never appropriate to submit an affidavit that contains a half truth, because a half truth is regarded by the law as a lie, and anyone who submits an affidavit swears to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
This is similar to what was just witnessed in Wisconsin with a recall election based solely on irritation at having lost the regular election and wanting to undo it. It is also an example of the abuse of prosecutorial discretion where people are harassed with criminal complaints if they irritate the wrong public officials.
“If Angela Corey doesn’t like the way freedom of expression operates in the United States, there are plenty of countries where truthful criticism of prosecutors and other government officials result in disbarment, defamation suits and even criminal charges. We do not want to become such a country.”
There are many who think that we have travelled too far down this road. As illustrated in Wisconsin last night, they are becoming worried enough to speak out, organize. and make their voice heard at the ballot box.