Although the Court admitted that the case presented a close call, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled today that the trial judge assigned to George Zimmerman’s criminal case should enter an order of disqualification. Read the opinion in the case, Zimmerman v. State, No. 5D12-3198, here. Zimmerman’s Petition for Writ of Prohibition, Appendix, and the State’s Response, can be read by clicking here. Congratulations to Zimmerman’s defense team. Criminal appeals and criminal defense lawyers know that the courts rarely grant such petitions.