Frederick Leatherman Law Blog

I write today to reemphasize my concern about Mark O’Mara’s efforts to try the Zimmerman case in the court of public opinion, instead of the courtroom. I also write to issue a warning to every person in this country who believes as I do, that We the People not only require a fair and impartial method by which we resolve our disagreements, we also need to believe that the method we use produces fair and just results. Any method of dispute resolution that does not satisfy both requirements will bleed legitimacy and ultimately fail. While there may not be any way to predict with reasonable certainty when an established method of dispute resolution will cross the border and trespass in the land of illegitimacy, I believe every person in this country who is capable of rational thought agrees that we should never venture in the direction of that border, let…

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