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Nevada Court Right to Deny O.J. Simpson an Appeal?

News 2010/10/23 00:00:00
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Oh O.J. You're still trying to get away with murder.

Well, not exactly murder in this case, but figuratively speaking...

The Nevada Supreme Court refused Friday to overturn O.J. Simpson's armed robbery and kidnapping convictions, rejecting a claim that prospective jurors were dismissed because they were black, The Associated Press reports.

Still playing that "race card," huh?

But Simpson attorney Yale Galanter is not giving up.

"This is but the first step in a very long line of appeals that Mr. Simpson has before him," Galanter said.

Galanter might have a big fight ahead of him. The court said all eight separate issues raised in the appeal were without merit. Surprise, surprise.

Simpson, 63, is serving nine to 33 years at a state prison in Lovelock Correctional Center, 90 miles northeast of Reno.

Following a gunpoint heist in a Las Vegas hotel room, Simpson was convicted in 2008 of kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy and other crimes for what he maintained was an attempt to retrieve stolen family photos and mementos from memorabilia dealers. We didn't know Simpson was so sentimental.

Galanter believes Simpson's conviction was "payback" for his 1994 double-murder acquittal involving the slayings of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman in Los Angeles.

Well, even if that is the case, we sleep a little better knowing Simpson is in jail.

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  • EM1-SS 2010/10/23 11:21:42
    Yes, they made the right call
    EM1-SS
    +8
    "This is but the first step in a very long line of appeals that Mr. Simpson has before him," Galanter said.

    That pretty much sums up American Jurisprudence.

    But he will do all of his appealing from a locked, tiny cell. With his demons hovering around him, alone.

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  • Little Wolf 2010/11/15 05:16:58
    Yes, they made the right call
    Little Wolf
    He should be in prison the rest of his life.
  • THAT GUY IN THE MIRROR 2010/11/05 20:15:19 (edited)
    Undecided
    THAT GUY IN THE MIRROR
    who cares, old news he killed them people, end of story

    I'm not judging Simpson , he knows who killed them folks and he should man up and admit it before he dies and takes it to his grave.
  • MikeSchwartz 2010/11/02 14:25:27
    Yes, they made the right call
    MikeSchwartz
  • Mickey_DXfan 2010/10/30 07:05:23
    Yes, they made the right call
    Mickey_DXfan
    +1
    They were right for upholding his conviction. He's a damn murderer, and he's a robber. He probably intended to kill the memorabilia dealers if they hadn't given him what he wanted. I'm glad Clarence "CJ" Stewart is getting a new trial, I always did agree that he was only convicted because of him being a co-defendant of an infamous celebrity. CJ will be cleared, while OJ sits in prison rotting away forever.
  • Jon 2010/10/26 15:13:13
    Yes, they made the right call
    Jon
    +1
    I was on neither jury, but if the jury's opinion in the first case was allowed to stand, let the second jury's decision stand as well. The racism Simpson's defense used in the first trial FAR exceeded that which he could ever claim in the second.
    Not that it matters, my GUT feeling, based ONLY on what testimony and "evidence" has been shown by the media, Simpson's guilt is FAR more likely than that of a lot of "convicts" sitting on death row, or who have already been murdered by the politicians in the states where they were convicted.
    Simpson should be thanking whatever deity or currency that he prays to that he has the resources (and notoriety) needed to at least have a chance at outliving his sentence. Had he been convicted in the Texas of Rick Perry, he'd be fertilizer by now.
  • DANNY_B0i♛ 2010/10/26 14:43:24
  • scootertuner1000 2010/10/26 14:08:49
    Yes, they made the right call
    scootertuner1000
    +1
    Yes they made the right call
  • DouglasSignorovitch 2010/10/26 13:37:29
    Yes, they made the right call
    DouglasSignorovitch
    +1
    This guy is a scum bag, he should get the chair !
  • queeniebee20 2010/10/26 12:16:46
    Undecided
    queeniebee20
    I agree the man got away with if not by his hand...he had to have known about the murders. These charges I honestly didn't pay much attention to. However, I do think it was wrong for his trophies and such that he Won to have been taken and sold. And if indeed he is being kept in jail for these charges b/c of what he got away with before...that is wrong as well. Remember...karma does come around and he will have to face his judgment day.
  • Misdemeanor 2010/10/26 09:57:57
    Yes, they made the right call
    Misdemeanor
    +1
    About time he went to jail.
  • lefty 2010/10/26 09:00:24
    Yes, they made the right call
    lefty
    +1
    Hang this jerk in the middle of the square,he's a murderer,That trial was just the way this crappy justice system works!!!!????!!!!!
  • Myrle Hulme 2010/10/26 08:12:15
    Yes, they made the right call
    Myrle Hulme
    +1
    This man got away with murder before now he wan'ts too again
  • Red Ruffansore 2010/10/26 03:11:58
    Yes, they made the right call
    Red Ruffansore
    +1
    Knife guys finish last Juice. Three hots and a cot, deal with it.
  • bones 2010/10/26 03:09:33
    Yes, they made the right call
    bones
  • Punisher 2010/10/26 02:46:23
  • Soldier4Christ82 2010/10/26 01:28:35 (edited)
    Yes, they made the right call
    Soldier4Christ82
    They should string him up like a pinata in public and let everyone have a whack with a big metal bat.
  • Diana 2010/10/26 00:52:39
    Yes, they made the right call
    Diana
    +1
    Really who cares.He got away with murder.
  • dlsofsetx 2010/10/26 00:51:37
    Yes, they made the right call
    dlsofsetx
    +2
    The big tragedy is he was acquitted for two brutal murders he obviously committed.
  • freetobeme 2010/10/25 22:17:40
    Yes, they made the right call
    freetobeme
    +2
    He will get granted an appeal when Nichole and Ron show up to help plead his case.
  • Sofahead freetobeme 2010/11/06 23:15:00
    Sofahead
    If Nicole and Ron show up it be for other reasons than to help him plead his case, unless of course he's trying to use the insanity defense.
  • Peru 2010/10/25 22:16:51
    Undecided
    Peru
    One thing is clear to me - it's not kidnapping to go to someone's hotel room and demand that they return your things. Even if one of the guys you're with has a gun and you don't know about it.
  • Jocee Peru 2010/10/26 10:59:36
    Jocee
    True, but when you get away with murder, you don't draw criminal attention to yourself.
  • Peru Jocee 2010/10/26 16:11:19
    Peru
    Allegedly.
  • ronbo51 2010/10/25 20:38:48 (edited)
    Yes, they made the right call
    ronbo51
    +2


    now let him take this fellow for a little walk and that will finish any more appeal requests!!!
  • Bond James Bond 2010/10/25 20:31:10
    Yes, they made the right call
    Bond James Bond
    +1
    Yes. The court has that authority.
  • CHARLESS 2010/10/25 20:28:57
    Yes, they made the right call
    CHARLESS
    +3
    Even if they did impose a harsher sentence because they think he was guilty of murder, he was duly convicted of several serious crimes, and the sentence imposed was within the guidelines. His overall conduct suggests that, whether or not he committed murder, he is a violent person and the general population is safer with him locked up.
  • kAREN SHORT 2010/10/25 19:47:09
    Yes, they made the right call
    kAREN SHORT
    +2
    He is a waste of tax payers money.
  • Bond Ja... kAREN S... 2010/10/25 20:32:42
    Bond James Bond
    All murderers are.
  • Alex Oger 2010/10/25 19:44:22
    Yes, they made the right call
    Alex Oger
    +3
    screw that killer
  • Jocee Alex Oger 2010/10/26 11:01:23
    Jocee
    +1
    ..if they put him in a cell with the right or wrong inmate, he might get screwed!
  • Alex Oger Jocee 2010/10/26 17:21:09
    Alex Oger
    i hope he gets a blanket party
  • Sofahead Jocee 2010/11/06 23:17:30
    Sofahead
    I wonder how he feels about being someone(s) bitch and being a bottom.
  • Kasey 2010/10/25 19:31:19
    Yes, they made the right call
    Kasey
    +3
    The jury's race has nothing to do with his guilt or innocence. A lesson that I think he is far overdue for.
  • boneman1 2010/10/25 18:28:01
    Yes, they made the right call
    boneman1
    +3
    Both the prosecution and defense are involved in picking the jury. They both have the same number of jurors they can arbitrarily dismiss and beyond that they have to agree. I don't see where he has any case for an appeal based on the jury's race.
  • Bond Ja... boneman1 2010/10/25 20:36:55
    Bond James Bond
    A jury with a black foreman(foreperson,sorry),made sure he survived the murder charge. Remember what she said about the jury's decision?
  • PDenoli 2010/10/25 18:23:31 (edited)
    Undecided
    PDenoli
    +2
    "Following a gunpoint heist in a Las Vegas hotel room, Simpson was convicted in 2008 of kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy and other crimes for what he maintained was an attempt to retrieve stolen family photos and mementos from memorabilia dealers."

    I don't know the facts in the case beyond this. But I do know that much, and I do wonder how many "second chances" one person deserves? What were the grounds for appeal, that some jurors were dismissed? The lawyers are allowed to dismiss a set number of jurors "for cause" and a set number of jurors "without cause".

    It sounds like OJ is trying to say that those that were dismissed "without cause" were dismissed based on race. For him to win the appeal he'd have to *prove* that was the case, not merely make an accusation. And unless he has e-mails or something tangible to show this was the reason... you can't prove it.

    OJ's murder trial successfully removed some white jurors "without cause". Irony, or simply how the court system works?
  • Matt PDenoli 2010/10/26 14:28:01
    Matt
    +1
    obama's???
  • PDenoli Matt 2010/10/26 16:35:53
    PDenoli
    LOL!!! Thanks!
  • Matt PDenoli 2010/10/26 23:47:20
    Matt
    :)
  • FumbDuck 2010/10/25 18:23:23
    Yes, they made the right call
    FumbDuck
    +2
    The photos and memorabilia were not stolen from him yet even if they were I am not supposed to take the law into my own hands and Mr O.J. is not supposed to either. I say be nice to him anyway let him out of his cell to mingle with the general population. So that he can be half way free since he will be in there for the rest of his life.
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