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June – This Month in Black American History

By Guest Blogger Yahtzeebutterfly

Birthdays:

June 3, 1904 – Physician and medical researcher Charles Drew in Washington, D.C.

 

June 6, 1939 – Child advocate Marian Wright Edelman in Bennettsville, South Carolina

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Zimmerman v. NBC 6-19-2014

Judge Nelson is currently on the bench hearing argument on NBC’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman.

Thus far, attorneys for NBC are arguing that the case should be dismissed since Zimmerman failed to follow Florida’s retraction statute, and he wasn’t harmed by the reports.

Zimmerman’s attorneys argue they haven’t even had time to interview witnesses. They say pretrial depositions will support his claims that NBC’s broadcasts were false and reckless.

We’ll continue to update.

NBC has won a partial victory.  The Judge has thrown out all claims against Jeff Burnside.

Judge Nelson has delayed ruling on NBC’s motion.

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