The Trial of the Century, Part II?
If the 1995 OJ trial for the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman was called the "trial of the century," will the criminal case against OJ for robbery at a Las Vegas hotel become the trial of this century? Apparently, unable to squeeze any cash out of a lawsuit against a restaurant owner who banned Simpson from his establishment or from sales of his book, If I Did It (which many consumers may boycott in deference to Nicole Brown's sister), Simpson devised another scheme: a private sting operation to recover what Simpson claims is his personal memorabilia from a dealer who had acquired it. Simpson and several companions barge into the dealer's hotel room, armed with guns, and asbsconded with all of the sports memorabilia in the room, even some that was not Simpson related.
This time around, it's lawyer Yale Galanter who faces the challenge of vindicating OJ Simpson. The first challenge? Whether Simpson will be released on bail, given that he's considered a flight risk after his attempt to evade arrest in his earlier case in the infamous white Bronco low-speed chase.
One thing is different this time around with OJ's trial. Back in 1995, there weren't any bloggers offering coverage, while this time, expect the blogosphere to be buzzing with commentary. But whether or how this will affect the outcome remains to be seen ...
Posted by Carolyn Elefant on September 17, 2007 at 07:02 PM | Permalink
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