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Stephen A. Smith Says He Would’ve Proven O.J. Simpson Guilty

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.13.2016 | Sports

In a claim that even he admitted might be his “cockiest” yet, ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith argued Monday that, if he had been the prosecut...

Courtney B. Vance on Becoming Johnnie Cochran

Jeff Rivera | Posted 03.02.2017 | Black Voices
Jeff Rivera

In his award-worthy performance, Vance sweeps the audience away in his portrayal of the man who had the charisma of a television evangelist and the strategic wit of a 5-star general.

Courtney B. Vance: We're Paying Now for Not Paying Attention to Lessons of the O.J. Trial

David Hinckley | Posted 02.01.2017 | Black Voices
David Hinckley

If America had paid attention to what was really going on at the O.J. Simpson murder trial, says Courtney B. Vance, we might not be suffering the trouble and the death we see in our cities two decades later.

Kim Goldman Recalls Disturbing Courtroom Moment After The O.J. Verdict

OWN | Posted 06.19.2014 | OWN

For months, Kim Goldman sat in a Los Angeles courtroom watching the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the former pro football player accused of killi...

OJ Simpson Prosecutor: Small Gloves and Sour Grapes

Jim Moret | Posted 11.10.2012 | Crime
Jim Moret

Apparently, that chip on Darden's shoulder is still there, because now, nearly 17 years later, Darden alleges that Johnnie Cochran, who died five years ago from brain cancer, manipulated the glove and therefore the case. It's a pity, really.

Celebrity Trial Quiz: "If It Doesn't Fit You Must ....."

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 07.12.2012 | Crime

When celebrities go to court, even a simple shoplift case can become a national obsession. From Winona Ryder's sticky fingers to Phil Spector's murder...

Vacuous Verdicts

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Linnie Frank Bailey

Perplexing verdicts, such as from the Casey Anthony case, are a frequent occurrence for Americans, Angelenos included. We accept that they are just part of our judicial system and hope that one day justice will be served.

A Prosecutor's View: OJ is Banking on the Race Card, Again!

Robin Sax | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robin Sax

OJ is going back to his first ploy: it's one of the oldest trial advocacy tricks in the books: if the law is on your side; argue the law; if nothing is on your side, argue... race!