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