Originally posted on Robertlanterman.kinja.com on April 5th, 2016.
One of the most controversial court cases in American history is the trial of OJ Simpson. Chances are you’ve heard of it, even if you don’t know the details. In short, in 1994 Simpson was accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. There appeared to be an impressive amount of evidence against him, but due to a team of expensive, high profile criminal defense lawyers, he was acquitted of all charges and set free, only to have a judgment awarded him three years later. It appears that the evidence was enough to convict him the first time around, and it’s unlikely that somebody with fewer resources wouldn’t have gotten away with the same crime.
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