Postmortem by Jeffrey B. Abramson
The O.J. Simpson Case: Justice Confronts Race, Domestic Violence, Lawyers, Money, and the Media

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A collection of essays about the O.J. Simpson trial drawn from magazines such as Newsweek, The New Republic, and Congressional Quarterly, includes articles on the different reactions between African-Americans and white Americans and the effects of pretrial publicity on jurors.

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Published June 1, 1996 by Basic Books. 239 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The most provocative essay is by Paul Butler, who maintains that black juries often are right to employ the doctrine of jury nullification--finding a defendant not guilty even though the evidence points to the opposite conclusion--in cases of drug and other nonviolent crimes (though not in a case...

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Michael Eric Dyson wisely advises that the ""goal should not be to transcend race, but to transcend the biased meanings associated with race."" Elizabeth Schneider and Deborah Rohde pointedly remind readers how domestic violence was trivialized in this case.

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