Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Thoughts About Johnnie Cochran

Johnnie Cochran died yesterday from an inoperable brain tumor. Cochran rose to fame during the double murder trial of O.J. Simpson, for which he helped win an acquittal for Simpson.

I watched a good bit of that trial, and Cochran was an effective advocate for his client. However, the verdict of not guilty had more to do with the complete ineptness of prosecutor Marcia Clark than Cochran's defense.

I always wondered how famous Cochran would have been if Clark had not botched the trial and achieved a guilty verdict.


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