The divisions have mostly disappeared. Simpson from the possible killer. ", "Alan Dershowitz: A high-flying lawyer's unwanted publicity", "O.J. Court Violate Shareholder Rights in TransPerfect Case? "Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a public safety hazard don't see the danger in the big picture. I think most defense attorneys honestly believe the principle that says, "Better 10 guilty go free than even one possibly innocent person be convicted." Third, there was a videotape of the house on the morning of the search which showed that the black socks were not on the white rug in the place where the police claimed they found them. We have a system. They had a common goal, and their goal was to convict the man who they honestly in their hearts believed was responsible for this. Listen online, no signup necessary. [124] The university's Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty voted to send a letter of complaint to Harvard University. Source: The People v. O.J. [41][48] Dershowitz defended his representation of Trump, which was controversial among critics of Trump, saying "I'm there to try to defend the integrity of the constitution – that benefits President Trump in this case. He criticized Bernie Sanders, saying: "I don't think under any circumstances I could vote for a man who went to England and campaigned for a bigot and anti-Semite like Jeremy Corbyn. Alan Morton Dershowitz (/ˈdɜːrʃəwɪts/; born September 1, 1938) is an American lawyer known for his work in U.S. constitutional law and American criminal law,[1][2] and for controversial political views. [141] Dershowitz countersued Edwards and Cassell in 2015,[11] and the two parties settled for an undisclosed financial sum by April 2016.[142]. Poverty will assure you injustice. Oh, I told everybody from day one, if this case were ever, ever to result in a conviction, we would never ever win the appeal; that the court would find whatever the errors were -- they were harmless errors; [and] that because of the so-called mountain of evidence, any jury would have convicted had the evidence been presented to them in any way. You get enormous publicity when the former wife of one of the most famous athletes in the country is found murdered. Why the difference? But there is a good reason why jurors don't know that, and that good reason has to do with "truth" not being the only goal of the system. The public saw the system working, and they didn't like it. [11] They married in 1959, when Dershowitz was age 20 and Barlach was 18 years old. "[39] The case has been described as the most publicized criminal trial in American history. He's the one person in the world -- the defense attorney -- who has one duty and one duty alone, and that is zealously to defend the rights and interests of his client. Alan Dershowitz is an American lawyer, born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1938. [76], During the 2020 Democratic Party primaries, Dershowitz endorsed Joe Biden. We wanted to see a trial of the prosecutors, of the police, of the labs. Everything was calculated to make this a major media attraction. Simpson y otros polémicos famosos que defenderá a Trump Se ha incorporado a la defensa del impeachment contra Trump. We could have stopped it. He worked me to the bone; he didn't hesitate to call at 2 a.m. Dershowitz later stated his comment was mischaracterized, stating, "a president seeking re-election cannot do anything he wants. But if the evidence they had collected at the estate [was] thrown out because the police didn't have a warrant, would the prosecution still have had a case against Simpson? 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[73], During the 2008 Democratic Party primaries, Dershowitz endorsed Hillary Clinton, calling her "a progressive on social issues, a realist on foreign policy, a pragmatist on the economy". He wanted O.J. That doesn't mean that ultimate truth was on one side or the other, but the defense got the jury to focus on the lies of the prosecution rather than on the innocence or guilt of the defendant. Alan Dershowitz Dershowitz is a controversial American lawyer best known for the high-profile clients he has successfully defended. Simpson case is the proliferation of talking heads on television. (eds.). "[96], Randall Adams of The Harvard Crimson writes that, in the spring of 2002, a petition within Harvard calling for Harvard and MIT to divest from Israeli and American companies that sell arms to Israel gathered over 600 signatures, including 74 from the Harvard faculty and 56 from the MIT faculty. It was a circumstantial case with overwhelming evidence, and a case that the prosecution easily could have won if they hadn't made so many mistakes. What was your experience of the aftermath of the trial? He even got Anise Aschenbach, the white woman juror, to vote for him. Norman Mailer attended the dinner where, among other things, Dershowitz explained why the evidence pointed to von Bülow's innocence. Simpson and Kirtanananda Swami. …" This interview was conducted on April 12, 2005. In the end, he says, the justice system not only worked, it worked "too well." Juries are much more skeptical of police testimony about how searches were conducted. That made our day, as the defense. Alan Dershowitz and OJ Simpson (Reuters) He says that the most interesting mystery in the whole thing isn't the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. I think one reason why the prosecution decided to bring the case in Los Angeles County, where they knew they would get a [pre]dominantly black jury, was they thought they were going to win, and they would rather win and convict a prominent black man by black jurors than by white jurors. [134][135] Giuffre's affidavit was included in a 2008 lawsuit that was filed on behalf of women who say they were sexually abused by Epstein; the lawsuit accused the Justice Department of violating the Crime Victims Rights Act by entering into a plea agreement with Epstein which allowed Epstein to serve jail time on state charges, but avoid federal prosecution. Everybody says: "Oh, I don't want to be another O.J. "[75] In 2018, after a photo with then-Senator Obama and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at a 2005 meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus emerged, Dershowitz insisted that he never would have campaigned for Obama had the photo been publicized soon after it was taken. I think a few things. Any human being has private thoughts. If you're the defense attorney, you care deeply about intermediate truth, but you tend to neglect ultimate truth.