Whoopee! Anatomy of a Trial: Public Loss, Lessons Learned from The People vs. O.J. Simpson is now out in digital format. Check it out at publisher University of Missouri Press’s website here: http://press.umsystem.edu/product/Anatomy-of-a-Trial,1229.aspx.
Roll out on Monday, June 17 — nineteen years to the day after O.J. Simpson’s infamous slow-speed Bronco chase that preceded his arrest on charges that he murdered his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman.
Who could have known back then the outcome of his 1995 trial and the ongoing saga that has encompassed two subsequent high-profile Simpson trials and his eventual imprisonment on a totally unrelated event.
And even from behind bars where he’s serving a sentence of up to 33 years after being convicted of kidnap and robbery in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2007, he continues to make news. Most recently, he’s appeared back in a Las Vegas courtroom trying to get the 2008 conviction overturned on the grounds that his lawyer had a conflict of interest and provided ineffective counsel.