Trial court rules against George Zimmerman in his libel lawsuit against NBC

The opinion, just handed down today, is Zimmerman v. Allen (Fla. Super. Ct. June 30, 2014); I’m busy with Hobby Lobby, so I can’t analyze it in detail, but I thought I’d pass it along for those who are interested. Zimmerman’s claim was that NBC incorrectly characterized and misleadingly edited parts of his 911 call. I take it that Zimmerman will appeal.

Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, a First Amendment Amicus Brief Clinic, and tort law, at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy.
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Eugene Volokh · June 30