No Country For Thin-Skinned Prosecutors

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  1. perlhaqr says:

    Tanya Treadway is an evil, vicious harridan. Angela Corey seems to be cut from the same bolt of cloth.

  2. Ricker says:

    Google Tracey Cline. Another case of exactly what you are talking about.

  3. Joe says:

    Thanks for writing about Angela Corey. I've been following her shenanigans as part of the Zimmerman trial. She is a public official and therefore people will comment about what they think of her, and these people have the right to express an opinion about how they think she is doing her job. If she doesn’t like it she shouldn’t be a public elected position. Calling Harvard Law School for Gods sake and ARGUING with them about whether Dershowitz has the right to express his opinion of her I mean, seriously, does she really think that the American Bar Association would disbar this man because her enormous ego was bruised, or that Harvard would fire him for his accurate assessment of her performance? Slander and libel? Does she know anything about the First Amendment? This woman has an over inflated opinion of her own self importance and using her position to throwing a hissy fit and make veiled threats to those who make their negative opinions public does not reflect well on her office. She needs to be voted out next time around if not sooner. She's an embarrasment.

  4. VPJ says:

    Kinda figured the nice prosecutor lady's wacky antics would find their way here sooner or later.

    A minor quibble, though. Doesn't affect the gist, but…

    and Florida State University (which she threatened implicitly by issuing a public records request about a professor who had criticized her handling of a case).

    Sandy D'alembert was a bit more than random professor at FSU. Was the President of the University at the time.

    Course, love him or hate him, I'd also say that Alan Dershowitz isn't exactly a random professor either.

  5. Jess says:

    Dersh has now apparently challenged Corey to debat. Maybe he can take her down a few pegs.

    http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/422234/charles-broward/2012-06-11/harvard-law-professor-alan-dershowitz-now-challenges

  6. Caleb says:

    C'mon Corey! You are a public figure! Even if your chosen career path never takes you into 1st Amendment territory, surely you can reach back into the mists of time to lawschool. New York Times v. Sullivan ring a bell? You know, the single most famous free speech case in the casebook? It's far enough in the public consciousness to warrant citation in internet comedy videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bklKkqNEX5k

  7. Dan Weber says:

    I'm pretty sure Patrick has brought up Tracey Cline. She strikes me as vastly more incompetent than censorious, though.

  8. EH says:

    I was just reading something related to the US Presidential elections earlier today, watching the famous George Carlin bit about why he doesn't vote (it's on YT), and it occurred to me that we just don't have very high standards. People need to get hounded out of politics (and law enforcement) more often.

  9. C. S. P. Schofield says:

    A FORTY MINUTE rant? I am reminded of Tom Wolfe's reaction to certain august personages criticisms of his second novel. My God, where does she get the time and energy?

    Just that she is capable of a forty minute rant suggests that she is in the wrong job and has missed a true calling. Stand up comedian springs to mind. Or televangelist. Maybe stump speaker for KKK or Islamic Jihad rallies. Something that involves defying common sense for a living.

  10. Vmaximus says:

    I am less and less with Governor Scott. This is a serious lapse of judgement and I wonder what he was thinking or if someone gave bad advice.

  11. Doublebonus says:

    I'd say what I think of Tanya Treadway, but I'm afraid she'd have me arrested.

  12. marco73 says:

    I see that someone brought up Florida Governot Scott. He took advice from Florida AG Pam Bondi on the appointing of a special prosecutor for the Zimmerman case. Not sure what they were thinking bringing in Ms. Corey. Her first action on the case was to meet with Martin's parents and pray with them.
    She has invested so much of herself into this case, particularly see revoking GZ's bond and arresting the wife for perjury. This past couple days, there have been the jailhouse calls released to the media: talk about tainting the jury pool. This guy will have to travel to the Moon to find a moderately fair jury.

  1. June 18, 2012

    [...] Popehat's Ken and Ron Littlepage of the Florida Times-Union on Angela Corey, the evidently thin-skinned Florida special prosecutor in the Martin-Zimmerman case. A letter Corey sent to the Florida Times-Union, in Ken's view, "betrays anger management issues, entitlement problems, a weak grasp of pertinent First Amendment law governing statements of opinion, and a rather frightening attitude from a government official with such power." Earlier here and here. Tweet [...]

  2. June 20, 2012

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