Legal Insurrection Coverage of Derek Chauvin Trial

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Follow Legal Insurrection‘s ongoing coverage of the Minnesota murder trial of Derek Chauvin, over the in-custody death of George Floyd. Attorney Andrew Branca for Law of Self Defense providing guest commentary and analysis of this trial for Legal Insurrection.

Chauvin Pre-Trial Day 1: 3d Degree Murder Throws Wrench Into Jury Selection Process

Chauvin Trial Day 1 Wrap-Up: Opening Arguments & Three State Witnesses

Chauvin Trial Day 2 Wrap-Up: State Focused on Feelings, Judge Scolds Firefighter

Chauvin Trial Day 3 Wrap-Up: Floyd Was “High” with Foam Around His Mouth

Chauvin Trial BREAKING: “Mama” Was George Floyd’s Nickname For His Drug-Sharing Girlfriend

Chauvin Trial Day 4 Wrap-Up: Another Poor Day for Prosecution, Advantage Defense

Chauvin Trial Day 5 Wrap-Up: Poorly Informed Witnesses Provide State with Poorly Informed Opinions

Chauvin Trial Week One Analysis: State Offers Abbreviated Versions of Video Evidence

Chauvin Trial Day 6 Wrap-Up: Chief Says Neck Restraint Not Trained, But Does It Matter?

Chauvin Trial Day 7 Wrap-Up: a horrible day for the prosecution

Chauvin Trial Day 8 Wrap-Up: “I Ate Too Many Drugs” Video May Be Game-Changer

Chauvin Trial Day 9 Wrap-Up: Medical Experts Resuscitate Prosecution Case

LIVE: Chauvin Trial Day 10 – Forensic Pathologist and Medical Examiner Day

Chauvin Trial Day 10 Wrap-Up: Defense Raises More Reasonable Doubt with State Witnesses

Derek Chauvin Trial – Prosecution Problems Ignored or Misrepresented In Mainstream Media

LIVE: Chauvin Trial Day 11 – Has State Eliminated Reasonable Doubt As Case Nears End?

Chauvin Trial Day 11 Update – State’s Desperate Moves Reveal Vulnerabilities In Prosecution of Chauvin

LIVE: Chauvin Trial Day 12 – Meet the Jury Instructions, Bring On The Defense Case

Chauvin Trial Day 12 Wrap-Up: Defense Use-of-Force Expert Witness Falls Short

LIVE: Chauvin Trial Day 13 – BREAKING – Motion for Judgment of Acquittal Denied, Defense Case Continues

Chauvin Trial Day 13 Wrap-Up: Solid Day for Defense With Forensic Expert Witness

LIVE: Chauvin Trial Day 14 – Defense Calls More Medical Experts As Trial Nears End

LIVE: Chauvin Trial Day 14 – Defense Rests, Chauvin Will Not Testify, Asserts 5A

Chauvin Trial Day 14 Wrap-Up: Mistrial Narrowly Avoided, Closing Arguments Monday

Chauvin Trial: Jury has “a basis” to “find reasonable doubt here, but it’s not what I’m expecting”

Chauvin Trial Verdict Prediction (of Sorts): On legal merits alone, not guilty — but political dynamics drive injustice

LIVE Chauvin Trial Day 15: Closing Arguments and Jury Instructions

Chauvin Trial Judge: Rep. Maxine Waters’ threats may result in “this whole trial being overturned” on appeal


Chauvin Trial Going to Jury – Legal Insurrection Will Hold Post-Verdict Online Event (Date TBA)

Chauvin Trial: Jury has “a basis” to “find reasonable doubt here, but it’s not what I’m expecting”

About Attorney Andrew F. Branca

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