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L.A. Times: Both Pres. Obama AND Chief Justice Roberts "mangled the wording" of presidential oath in 2009. Not quite.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. re-administers the oath of office to President Obama in the Map Room. (By Pete Souza -- White House)

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. re-administers the oath of office to President Obama in the Map Room. (By Pete Souza -- White House)

Here's what I read in my morning L.A. Times today:

Roberts and Obama proceeded carefully through the oath, the third time the duo have gone through it. At Obama's first inaugural in 2009, they mangled the wording, prompting White House lawyers to summon the chief justice to the White House for a do-over.

"They"? "They mangled the wording"?  Really, L.A. Times?

Not so much.

First Read, January 20, 2009:

But Chief Justice John Roberts, using no notes, flubbed his lines, and Obama knew it.

WaPo, January 22, 2009:

After flubbing his one role on Inauguration Day -- administering the oath of office to Obama -- Roberts traveled to the White House to re-administer the oath.

L.A. Times: Your "librul media" at work.

bias liberal media my ass smaller


VIDEO: Florida judge sets bond at $1 million for Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman


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FYI, from MSNBC:

A Florida judge granted bond Thursday for George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed teenager Trayvon Martin. It’s the second time Zimmerman has been given bail ahead of his trial.

Judge Kenneth Lester set bond at $1 million, but Zimmerman will only need to come up with 10 percent, with the rest provided by a bail bondsman, NBC News reported.

Zimmerman, 28, has been in jail since last month, when prosecutors told the judge that Zimmerman hid from the court the fact that he raised $135,000 in online donations. Lester then revoked the $150,000 bail he had granted Zimmerman on April 20.


(CNN) -- But an even bigger challenge is finding a bail bond company that will work with the family on the requirement of $1 million in collateral, defense attorney Mark O'Mara said later Thursday. The family does "not have anywhere near" the collateral amount, according to the attorney.

"We are encouraged we can work this out," O'Mara said in a statement.

Donations to Zimmerman's legal defense fund have dropped significantly while Zimmerman has been jailed, O'Mara said. [...]

The fund has a $211,000 balance, but has $40,000 in payables for defense expenses.

UPDATE: Judge: Zimmerman was going to jump bail with other people’s money... Judge: “Trayvon Martin is the only male whose youth is relevant to this case."


Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman's wife arrested, charged with perjury


Remember this? Judge revokes bond for George Zimmerman, charged with Trayvon Martin murder. And then he went back to jail "after prosecutors accused him of withholding one of two valid passports and said his wife did not tell the court about money donated for his legal defense."

Well, now the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that George's wife Shellie was arrested on a perjury charge with bond set at $1,000.

Another Lack of Credibility Moment brought to you by the Zimmermans.

UPDATE: Here is the full statement of probable cause (h/t: Think Progress).


Judge revokes bond for George Zimmerman, charged with Trayvon Martin murder


More if I find it.

(CNN) -- Prosecutors in Florida asked a judge Friday to revoke bond for George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin.

Prosecutors argued that Zimmerman "misrepresented, misled and deceived the court" during an April bond hearing about whether he had a U.S. passport and about his family's financial circumstances.

Meanwhile, Zimmerman's defense team and prosecutors will be on the same side in court Friday afternoon fighting media companies' request to release more information in the case.

Oooh, does not smell good-

In recordings of conversations released today during a court hearing, Zimmerman and his wife cryptically talk about his second passport in a safety deposit box they shared.

Although one of his passports was due to expire in May, prosecutors said today, Zimmerman applied for a second passport, informing the State Department that the original had been lost lost or stolen.

In some of the phone calls between the two, she is at a credit union that was linked to his PayPal account and speaking to a teller. The prosecution said that she was "intimately involved in the deposit and transfer of funds and money into various accounts."

In the conversations Zimmerman and his wife speak in code -- reducing the amounts in their financial accounts by a factor of 1,000. Prosecutors said the couple knew that their jailhouse conversations were likely being recorded.


The new documents show that Zimmerman had $135,000 in his bank account the day before his bail hearing -- in which he declared himself financially indigent.