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Guilty on all Counts: OJ Simpson

 
 
Debra Law
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2008 04:44 pm
@farmerman,
I haven't reviewed the Nevada rules of criminal procedure, but normally a judgment of conviction is entered the day of sentencing and the defendant has a set period of time after that to file a notice of appeal. The appeal process can be lengthy. Given the number of issues that his attorneys will want to pursue, I expect they will need numerous extensions of time to adequately brief the appeal.

O.J. was convicted on 10 or 12 counts. The highest court in Nevada may uphold or reverse some or all of the convictions. If there are federal constitutional issues involved, and after the highest state court has issued a ruling, Simpson may apply to the U.S. Supreme Court for review. (The U.S. Supreme Court, however, has discretionary review powers and issues a writ of certiorari to only 1 percent of the applications.) After that, O.J. has recourse through federal habeas corpus proceedings.

All of the above legal wrangling can take many years.
Debra Law
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2008 04:51 pm
I also expect several post-trial motions/briefs to be filed, (e.g., motion for new trial and motion to set aside the verdict), and those motions will have to be decided at the trial court level before Simpson is obligated to file a notice of appeal to preserve his right to do so.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2008 05:10 pm
@Debra Law,
Quote:
Although I personally believe the State of Nevada prosecutors overcharged O.J.--throwing the entire book and the kitchen sink at him--O.J. should have realized his pariah status within the law enforcement sphere and acted far more cautiously. In other words, he has no one really to blame for his current circumstances other than himself.


Simpson did know that the establishment was out to get him...I don't remember the particulars but a few years back he ran into the cops with some bar scuffle I think, and he said then that knew that he was going to be handled differently than everyone else because of the 95 trial. However, the man lives in his own little world, once he got away with murder he came to believe that he could get away with anything. He did for over ten years, living large while being judgment proof by way of legally having no assets or income.
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TTH
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2008 05:17 pm
@Debra Law,
It was 12 counts.

2 counts of first degree kidnapping
2 counts of armed robbery
2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon
2 counts of coercion with a deadly weapon
burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon
conspiracy to commit a crime
conspiracy to commit kidnapping
conspiracy to commit robbery

Those are the 12 that I found.


Debra Law
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2008 05:22 pm
@TTH,
Thank you, TTH.
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TilleyWink
 
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Reply Sat 4 Oct, 2008 07:57 pm
@Debra Law,
One thing for sure is that no one else will ever be tried or convicted for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldmen. To much evidence indicating that OJ did it would cause reasonable doubt in any jury trial.
SYNRON
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2008 08:59 pm
@cicerone imposter,
How could judge Ito be at fault/ He is one of the premier judges in the USA, second only to Judge Innoye.
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SYNRON
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2008 09:05 pm
@TilleyWink,
Tilley Wink-_Do you think O. J. Simpson was fairly treated. You do know that there were NO black jurors on the jury. That, in inself SHOULD but WONT be basis for an appeal. When Obama is President there will be judicial reforms so that every person is tried by a jury of his peers and there were no peers of OJ's on the jury. People may argue that there were peers but no one can really understand a black person and his motivations other than another black person.
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SYNRON
 
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Reply Sun 5 Oct, 2008 09:45 pm
@TilleyWink,
Yes, now there is some justice. Did you see the celebration that took place among black people when OJ squirmed out of being charged with the killing of his wife? That, for me, shows that black people are really a group by themselves, apart from the regular society!! Akind of fifth column really!
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 6 Oct, 2008 05:57 am
@Debra Law,
Thanks, that was clear and I understood it ( As a caution--I think that Youd better work on your lawyerly skills of obfuscation--cant have a lawyer being understood by her clients Smile
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mason738
 
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Reply Mon 6 Oct, 2008 12:15 pm
@TilleyWink,
Under our system of government,everyone has a right to defend himself or herself in court,even those who commit the most horrendous crimes. Until our system in changed, and I hope it never will be, that is they way it is.
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SYNRON
 
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Reply Mon 6 Oct, 2008 03:03 pm
@Debra Law,
I'll bet that Obama pardons OJ. Obama's people in the ghetto will all be screaming for a pardon.

Why? No blacks on the jury and only black jurors can understand black motivations.
TilleyWink
 
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Reply Mon 6 Oct, 2008 04:57 pm
@SYNRON,
I believe OJ got the justice he deserved in all three trials. All I know is what I think and I thought that he might have been guilty of murder but the jury said he was not and I accept that. The civil jury found him liable for damages in the wrongful death trial. And in this last trial he was convicted of the very serious crime of armed robbery and just because there were no people of color the jury verdict stands - right next to the mostly people of color and at the original trial.

Personally as far a OJ goes I grew up believing him to be a real hero. I followed his career at both USC and saw him run the ball back from a kick off when he played for New England. I was happy that he was making a success out of his life in LA. I wish him no ill will. But I do think he killed his wife.
SYNRON
 
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Reply Mon 6 Oct, 2008 07:53 pm
@TilleyWink,
I also do think he killed his wife, Tilley. But OJ is, despite his infamy, just a regular guy. Wait to see what the Ghetto slug, Obama, does to our country.
Can you say--Washington DC overloaded with blacks whose IQ's are no higher than 95-- That's what will happen.
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