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9:35 PM ET, July 14, 2013

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The White House:
Statement by the President  —  The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy.  Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America.  I know this case has elicited strong passions.  And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher.
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Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
WHAT GEORGE ZIMMERMAN CAN DO NOW  —  Calm is prevailing.  For now.  At least, that's something.  —  However, in theory, at least, here is what is now possible.  Some night very soon, if he so chooses, George Zimmerman can load his piece, tuck it into the back of his pants, climb into his SUV …
Hadas Gold / Reuters:
Celebrities react to George Zimmerman verdict  —  Celebrities sounded off on Zimmerman's acquittal in the Twittersphere.
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Holder faces big decision on DOJ charges against Zimmerman  —  Attorney General Eric Holder faces a crucial decision on whether to press federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, after the neighborhood watchman was acquitted Saturday in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
Matt Gutman / ABC News:
George Zimmerman to Get His Gun Back  —  George Zimmerman will get his gun back now that he has been cleared of murder and his lawyer said today that Zimmerman needs the weapon “even more” than before.  —  Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara also practically dared the family of Trayvon Martin …
Discussion: ABC News, Mediaite and The Raw Story
The Atlantic Online:
On The Killing Of Trayvon Martin By George Zimmerman  —  I interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to offer some thoughts on the verdict of innocent for George Zimmerman:  —  1.)  Last year—after Zimmerman was arrested—I wrote something hoping that he would be convicted.
Roger L Simon / PJ Media:
Obama Big Loser in Zimmerman Trial  —  Forget the over-zealous prosecutors and the repellent state attorney Angela Corey (who should be immediately disbarred or, my wife said sarcastically, elevated to director of Homeland Security) and even the unfortunate Trayvon Martin family …
Dan Merica / CNN:
Obama says Martin's death a tragedy, asks nation to respect call for calm  —  Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called on Sunday for “calm reflection” following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  —  The president, in a statement …
Evan McMorris-Santoro / BuzzFeed:
Federal Prosecutors Reviewing Zimmerman Case  —  “Experienced federal prosecutors will determine whether the evidence reveals a prosecutable violation of any of the limited federal criminal civil rights statutes within our jurisdiction, and whether federal prosecution is appropriate in accordance …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama on verdict: We're ‘a nation of laws and a jury has spoken’
Discussion: The Last Refuge
Gary Younge / Guardian:
Open season on black boys after a verdict like this | Gary Younge
Associated Press:
CALIF. PROTESTS PLANNED AFTER ZIMMERMAN ACQUITTAL
Discussion: Twitchy and Los Angeles Times
Kevin Liptak / CNN:
Texas attorney general jumps into governor's race  —  (CNN) - Longtime Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a political conservative, announced his candidacy for governor on Sunday.  —  Abbott's move came less than a week after Gov. Rick Perry said he would not seek another term in Austin …
Discussion: LifeNews.com
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Will Weissert / Associated Press:   Texas AG Abbott Kicks off Gubernatorial Run
CNN:
Illinois governor jabs Perry's ‘favorite subject’
Discussion: Politico
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
How Much Is About Florida Law?  —  TPM Reader DD writes in from Wisconsin.  Going on the below, I'd be curious to hear from lawyers in other jurisdictions how distinct Florida law seems from how a case with a similar set of facts would have been adjudicated in their jurisdictions ...
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid: Low approval of Congress justifies triggering nuclear option in Senate  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) argued on Sunday that rules reform is needed in Congress because it has a lower approval rating that North Korea.  —  “Is there anyone out there in the real world …
Cord Jefferson / Gawker:
The Zimmerman Jury Told Young Black Men What We Already Knew  —  Tonight a Florida man's acquittal for hunting and killing a black teenager who was armed with only a bag of candy serves as a Rorschach test for the American public.  For conservatives, it's a triumph of permissive gun laws …
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Balkinization and Corrente
 
 
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