ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Right, it is. She submitted an affidavit that was, if not perjurious, completely misleading. She violated all kinds of rules of the profession, and her conduct bordered on criminal conduct. She, by the way, has a horrible reputation in Florida. She's known for overcharging, she's known for being highly political. And in this case, of course she overcharged. Halfway through the trial she realized she wasn't going to get a second degree murder verdict, so she asked for a compromised verdict, for manslaughter. And then, she went even further and said that she was going to charge him with child abuse and felony murder. That was such a stretch that it goes beyond anything professionally responsible. She was among the most irresponsible prosecutors I've seen in 50 years of litigating cases, and believe me, I've seen good prosecutors, bad prosecutors, but rarely have I seen one as bad as this prosecutor,[Angela] Cory.
DERSHOWITZ: As far as prosecutor Cory is concerned, I would invite her to my class, let her justify her conduct in front of my students. In fact, when I accused her of misconduct early in the case, she complained to the dean of Harvard Law School, and asked that I be disciplined for criticizing her.
Just the other day, she fired one of her people because he blew the whistle on her misconduct. So, she has engaged in this kind of tyrannical suppression of criticism against her, you know, and every American is in danger when we have prosecutors like her who don't obey the law, who follow political pressures.
We're the only country in the world that elects prosecutors and elects judges. A case like this would never have been brought in any other country. They never even would have brought charges. It was such an obvious case of self defense, and there was obvious reasonable doubt. And the only reason this case ever came in front of a jury was because of the political pressures that were brought by groups of people who were dissatisfied with the first investigation and with the fact that a responsible prosecutor and a responsible police force decided that there was reasonable doubt, and that the state could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that George Zimmerman did not engage in classic self defense.(Huckabee, July 14, 2013)