On Friday and Irish Judge described OJ Simpson's Trial for murdering his wife a show trial.....my new hub is about the Judge's comments.....was OJ's Trial just for show....
mel22, I was simply asking due to the comments made by a Judge on Friday last....dont shoot the messanger
I'm not sure what the judge meant by "show trial." What did he expect? Simpson was a big celebrity and the murder was bloody and lent itself to sensational publicity. Also, OJ had plenty of money to hire several high-priced lawyers, including Alan Dershowitz from Harvard Law School. However, as I think about the judge's comment I don't think Simpson's trial fit the usual definition of a show trial which usually has referred to trials of dissidents in Stalinist Russia or Maoist China, not criminal trials of celebrities in democratic countries.
OJ's trial was the precursor to reality TV so in that sense it was a show trial.
Ralph, thanks for that, not sure what the Judge meant either
livewithrichard, thanks for that, might be waht he was pointing to...
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