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Friday, June 8, 9:12 a.m. EDT: Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz: Zimmerman prosecutor threatened to sue Harvard: When Harvard Law School's Alan Dershowitz blasted the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case, she went straight to his boss at Harvard Law School to complain, according to the legal legend. Angela Corey, the state attorney who charged Zimmerman with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of the unarmed teen, threatened to sue the law school and Dershowitz for libel and slander during a "40-minute rant," Dershowitz told Fox News.

Thursday, June 7, 10:15 a.m. EDT: New bond-hearing date set for Zimmerman: A new bond hearing for George Zimmerman is scheduled for the morning of June 29, the Associated Press reports. Zimmerman returned to jail Sunday because his $150,000 bond was revoked after prosecutors claimed that he and his wife, Shellie, deceived the court during an April bond hearing.


Tuesday, June 5, 6:53 p.m. EDT: Zimmerman defense to hold off on second bond motion: George Zimmerman's legal defense team said Tuesday that it would hold off for "a couple of weeks" before filing a motion for a second bond motion for its defendant in the Trayvon Martin shooting case, NBC reports. No reason was immediately given for the delay, but O'Mara said he would file a motion "well in advance of the hearing."

Tuesday, June 5, 10:09 a.m. EDT: Credibility may prove key in Zimmerman case: It is clear from court and public records that George Zimmerman has sometimes been less than truthful. Given that he is the only surviving witness to the moments before the fatal shot, his credibility is important, experts told the Orlando Sentinel.

Tuesday, June 5, 7:04 a.m. EDT: Zimmerman asks for second bond hearing: Lawyers for George Zimmerman said on Monday that they would ask a judge to release him from jail again after his bail was revoked last week, Reuters reports. The announcement came a day after Zimmerman, 28, returned to the Seminole County jail, after a judge revoked his bond at a hearing on Friday and ordered him back into custody.

Monday, June 4, 2:49 p.m. EDT: Southern Baptist radio host loses program after Trayvon comments: Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Richard Land has been reprimanded and will lose his radio show as a result of his "hurtful, irresponsible, insensitive and racially charged words on March 31, 2012, regarding the Trayvon Martin tragedy," Urban Faith reports. On his program that day, Land accused President Obama of "aiding and abetting" "race hustlers" in fomenting violence in response to the Trayvon Martin shooting.


Monday, June 4, 10:05 a.m. EDT: Zimmerman "quiet and cooperative" back in jail: After the judge in his second-degree-murder-case revoked his $150,000 bond, George Zimmerman, the man charged in the shooting death of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, surrendered to the Seminole County sheriff Sunday afternoon and is now back in jail. CBS News reports that Sheriff Donald Eslinger said Zimmerman turned himself in to two sheriff's-office employees around 1:25 p.m. near the jail and was then driven there. At a news conference about Zimmerman's surrender, Eslinger called him "quiet and cooperative."

Read last week's updates on the Trayvon Martin case here.

Read all of The Root's news and commentary about the Trayvon Martin case here.

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