TITLE

UNREASONABLE DOUBT

PUB. DATE
October 1995
SOURCE
New Republic;10/23/95, Vol. 213 Issue 17, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the social implications of the acquittal of African American sport celebrity O. J. Simpson on the murder case against him. Assertions of defense lawyer Johnnie Cochran regarding domestic violence that reflect gender gap; Views that the jury's doubts about the racial fairness and sheer competence of the Los Angeles Police Department was well-founded; Overview of evidence pointing to an inexorable verdict of guilty beyond reasonable doubt; Suggestion that the representative jury is fatally undermined when jurors in criminal cases are selected by attorneys for their ignorance, credulity and hermetic isolation from civil society.
ACCESSION #
9510155219

 

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