Major Criminal Trials, 1995-1996

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Essay Major Criminal Trials, 1995-1996

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The highlights and sociolegal effects of the trials of O.J. Simpson, Erik and Lyle Menendez, Jack Kevorkian, associates of President Clinton and six more.

Introduction
Celebrated trials have long captured the attention of the American people, especially criminal trials. The public fascination with the American criminal justice system has only increased during the 1990s, with the explosion of cable channels and real-life dramas. Maybe no two years had more celebrated cases than 1995 and 1996. Those years also produced several important though less notorious decisions. This paper will examine the 10 most important criminal cases from 1995 and 1996.

The People of California v. Orenthal James Simpson
On the night of Sunday, June 12, 1994 Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman were brutally murdered in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood. The main suspect was Nicole’s ex-husband, Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson. The case seemed simple for the police, who are…

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