The Corner

Columnist Calls for Release of Zimmerman Jurors’ Names

Beth Kassab, a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, called for the release of the names of the six women who served on the George Zimmerman jury. She criticized defense attorney Mark O’Mara’s request to keep the names private for six months until the controversy fades.

Ms. Kassab appeared on CNN Wednesday evening to discuss her column on why the names should be public immediately. She argued that if the identities of the jurors are allowed to remain “confidential indefinitely,” it will “undermine the transparency and the openness that the criminal justice system is founded on.”

While she admitted concerns for the safety of the women are “valid,” Kassab argued that secrecy weakens public confidence in the justice system. Though juror B-37 received death threats following her shadow appearance on CNN earlier this week, the columnist advises that the focus be on the “checks and balances” of judicial proceedings.

Most Popular


Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies

Outrage met Donald Trump’s supposedly rash decision to pull back U.S. troops from possible confrontational zones between our Kurdish friends in Syria and Recep Erdogan’s expeditionary forces. Turkey claims that it will punish the Syrian Kurds for a variety of supposed provocations, including aiding and ... Read More

LeBron James Looks Like a Fraud

So, LeBron James claimed that Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey was simply “misinformed or not really educated on the situation” when he tweeted his support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. “I don’t want to get into a feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn’t educated on the situation at ... Read More

Elizabeth Warren Is Jussie Smollett

Elizabeth Warren has a moving story about being fired from a teaching job because she was pregnant, a story that perfectly complements her political narrative that she is the tribune and champion of those who have been treated unfairly by the powerful. Joe Biden has a moving — and horrifying — story about his ... Read More