special prosecutor

  • April 12, 2012  

    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer arrested in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, made his first appearance before a Florida judge Thursday. Judy Woodruff, Lynn Whitfield, city attorney for Hallandale Beach, Fla., and the University of Miami School of Law’s Scott Sundby discuss the case’s next steps. Continue reading

  • April 11, 2012  

    A special prosecutor in Florida said Wednesday that she was charging George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a confrontation in late February, with second-degree murder. Jeffrey Brown discusses the legal reasoning behind the charge with Florida attorney Jeffrey Weiner. Continue reading

  • September 29, 2008  

    After the Justice Department issued a report to investigate the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a criminal prosecutor. NPR’s justice correspondent Ari Shapiro explains. Continue reading