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Dean Johnson Quoted on O.J. Simpson Appeal by Christian Science Monitor

Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for the Christian Science Monitor on the request for a new trial by O.J. Simpson, the former football star who was convicted in 2008 of kidnapping and armed robbery.  Simpson appealed for a new trial on the grounds that his original lawyer had provided insufficient counsel, but was denied by a Nevada judge.

Dean Johnson commented that such an appeal was unlikely to succeed.  "Usually a defendant is said to assume the risk of the quality of counsel and representation, since he selected the attorney," Dean Johnson said.

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.

Christian Science Monitor