Why isn't it as troubling when a white defendant is acquitted under circumstances where you might think he was guilty? [3], He taught at Harvard Law School from 1964 through 2013, where he was appointed as the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law in 1993. He frequently appeared as a guest on network and cable television shows, often staking out controversial positions on issues relating to the criminal justice system. I think the same thing is true with Ron Goldman. They did their job. Number one, they relied on lies. And so I think what happened is the combination of substantive, real, scientific doubt coupled with the appeal that Johnnie Cochran made brought about the result that all 12 jurors were able to coalesce around a verdict of not guilty. Simpson case. Is such a rigorous defense really necessary when there is already a heavy burden of proof on the prosecution? The prosecution's theory was very simple: mountain of evidence. in 1962. That's my job: to put the state on trial, to make sure that the state behaves properly, that the police behave properly. "A Bitter Spat Over Ideas, Israel and Tenure", "Harvard Law Professor Works to Disrupt Tenure Bid of Longtime Nemesis at DePaul U. Simpson trial. [90], In 2006, Dershowitz argued for the prosecution of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad for incitement to genocide based on his threat of "wiping Israel off the map". Once you put a defendant on the witness stand, everything else becomes irrelevant in the trial. But ultimately you felt that being on the defense, you were on the right side? His first was at age 14 or 15, when a camp counselor told him he was smart but that his mind operated a little differently. Alan Dershowitz was the Felix Frankfurter professor emeritus at Harvard Law School and remains one of the most successful lawyers and legal scholars in the country. We have a system. Everywhere I go and everywhere any of the defense lawyers go, people still come over to me and say, "Oh, by the way, you know he was really guilty," as if somehow that should be a devastating statement for me that they think he's guilty. And it was summarized by our expert witness [Dr. Henry Lee], who said, "If you find a cockroach in a bowl of spaghetti, you don't look for another cockroach before you throw out the whole bowl of spaghetti." Rice, Andrew. I think one reason why the prosecution decided to bring the case in Los Angeles County, where they knew they would get a [pre]dominantly black jury, was they thought they were going to win, and they would rather win and convict a prominent black man by black jurors than by white jurors. On the other hand, you only have what television lets you watch, whereas the jurors can watch the defendant when the camera is not. And the jury was entitled to hear that in assessing his credibility. This case somehow became personal. Israel should not be condemned for doing what every democracy would and should do: taking every reasonable military step to stop the killing of their own civilians. There are many spousal abusers and very few murderers. The appellate court would have been wrong to hold harmless error, but nonetheless, I predicted that no appellate court would ever reverse this conviction, just like no judge would have thrown out the evidence. [70][71] Dershowitz, along with others, recommended Trump to commute Sholom Rubashkin's sentence for bank fraud in the Agriprocessors case. So again, it was the perfect storm for the prosecution as well: bad prosecutors, inept decisions, bad witnesses and defense attorneys who were prepared to exploit every weakness that [the prosecution] had -- and they had many. Dershowitz Exposed: What if a Harvard Student Did This? So-called testi-lying is now part of the American vocabulary. There are many kinds of ramifications on the personal level. The lawyers who are put on television to explain the cases, who nobody would ever hire to be a real lawyer, these are only pretty faces and gentle voices, but they don't know anything about the law. Money gives you some chance of leveling the playing field and getting justice. "Echoes of 1938" in Helmreich, William B.; Rosenblum, Mark; Schimel, David. It is on par with Leopold and Loeb and the Lindbergh case, all involving celebrities. Poverty will assure you injustice. Signs and chants at several protests have ... tried to blame Israel – falsely as it turns out – for training the policemen who are responsible for Floyd’s death. We could have stopped it. That reality imposes on us a special responsibility to be fair and compassionate to those on whom we impose our rules. People lost days, hours of work. Is that when they discovered the bloody glove? [153] He has been awarded honorary doctorates in law from Yeshiva University, the Hebrew Union College, Monmouth University, University of Haifa, Syracuse University, Fitchburg State College, Bar-Ilan University, and Brooklyn College. It was just everything coming together. …" This interview was conducted on April 12, 2005. They overstated their case. I got letters from people on every part of the political spectrum saying this was the worst verdict in American history, forgetting about the fact that they all grew up with the notion "Better 10 guilty go free than one innocent be wrongly convicted." I think policemen know they're going to get caught now. [43] On his decision to engage with Assange's team, Dershowitz asserted Assange should be considered a journalist and said, "I believe that to protect the First Amendment we need to protect new electronic media vigorously. The Scott Peterson case -- he wasn't a celebrity; he became a celebrity. It means that everybody is watching the judiciary, and the judiciary has to be more accountable -- not necessarily accountable to the general public for the results that are achieved, but at least in terms of honesty and lack of corruptibility. Dershowitz is known for taking on high profile and often unpopular causes and clients. It is also not one of the most important cases of my own career. We knew we had two people on the jury who were white, and I was very much afraid of a 10-2 verdict of acquittal, which would have required a second trial. "[117], Dershowitz claimed that Trump's encouragement of the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol was "constitutionally protected" speech. [158], Dershowitz's first wife was the late Sue Barlach. We had [forensic pathologist] Dr. [Michael] Baden; we had Dr. Lee. There are many levels of truth. ", "The Torturer's apprentice: Civil liberties in a turbulent age", "Darwin, Meet Dershowitz: Courting Legal Evolution at Harvard Law", "Exploiting the Floyd protests to demonize Israel", "Scholar Norman Finkelstein Calls Professor Alan Dershowitz's New Book On Israel a 'Hoax',". You don't quite ever see the O.J. Simpson case. That made our day, as the defense. Dershowitz reportedly received a $75,000 out-of-court settlement, and the newspaper's ombudsman questioned Barnicle's credibility, according to The Boston Phoenix. Simpson of killing his former wife, and those were the four policemen who under oath claimed that they didn't suspect him at the time. [151] In November 2007, he was awarded the Soviet Jewry Freedom Award by the Russian Jewish Community Foundation. [33], Dershowitz, in his book Taking the Stand, recounts that von Bülow had a dinner party after he was found not guilty at his trial. He said it would be his "honor and privilege" to defend Trump in a trial. Simpson case 10 years later, because it was a transforming case in American social, racial and legal history. The system was given to us by the founding fathers of the Constitution more than 200 years ago, and the system has worked very well. [56] Dershowitz campaigned against the election of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election and has been critical of many of his actions, including his travel ban, his rescission of protections for "Dreamers" and his failure to single out white nationalists for their provocations during protests in Charlottesville. And they didn't know at the time they tampered with the sock that the glove would be admissible. You get to be tried both in the court of public opinion, by the talking heads on television, and you get to be tried in front of the jurors. ", This page was last edited on 20 January 2021, at 09:01. What it did is [make] the first weeks in the trial all about domestic violence. I'm not sure many other people on the defense team would say that. They did not want a repeat of Simi Valley and Rodney King and white/black, black/white. [97], In March 2002, Dershowitz published an article in The Jerusalem Post entitled "New Response to Palestinian Terrorism". Nobody complained that it was a miscarriage of justice. Many people came away from the trial with the impression that money will buy you justice in America. 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I closely identify with a battered woman. Then Johnnie Cochran's strategy was right in the end? Maybe I'm skewed by the fact that in the 1970s I litigated many cases in the former Soviet Union, and I've litigated cases all over the world where corrupt police forces and corrupt states conspired to go after innocent people, so I'm much more worried about the government than I am about an individual, possibly guilty criminal. He's the one person in the world -- the defense attorney -- who has one duty and one duty alone, and that is zealously to defend the rights and interests of his client. They wanted to vote acquittal. [99] James Bamford argued in The Washington Post that it would violate international law. We had Jerry Uelmen and me, who could do the sophisticated legal research. We had the best trial lawyer for a Los Angeles jury, Johnnie Cochran. They had a common goal, and their goal was to convict the man who they honestly in their hearts believed was responsible for this. They want "the just result"; they want guilty people convicted, no matter what it takes. The theory of the defense was when you find a certain amount of lying and evidence planting on the other side, you can't trust any of the evidence, so the mountain wasn't enough to convict if a few of the hills and valleys were corrupted. If you look, for example, at the Scott Peterson case and compare it to the case of [Robert] Blake, you get an acquittal in the Blake case and a conviction in Scott Peterson, and yet the evidence in Blake seemed to be more compelling than the evidence in Peterson. In one example, he writes: "There is a vast difference – both moral and legal – between a 2-year-old who is killed by an enemy rocket and a 30-year-old civilian who has allowed his house to be used to store Katyusha rockets. Eighteen Best Alan Dershowitz Podcasts For 2021. It still continues to have an effect on some jurors. Among the signatories was Harvard's Winthrop House Master Paul D. Hanson, in response to which Dershowitz staged a debate for 200 students in the Winthrop Junior Common Room. And once you conclude that the blood on the sock was planted, you begin to have doubts about all the rest of the evidence. Dershowitz's side lost the debate, with 63 percent of the audience voting for the motion. Of course what they wanted to do was find O.J. The only institution that could have acquitted O.J. ... What were the public's complaints against the defense? "[82], Dershowitz had a contract to provide advice to Joey Allaham, a lobbyist working for the Qatari government. [3], Shortly after the publication of Dershowitz's The Case for Israel (2003), Norman Finkelstein of DePaul University said the book contained material plagiarised from Joan Peters' book From Time Immemorial. But if the evidence they had collected at the estate [was] thrown out because the police didn't have a warrant, would the prosecution still have had a case against Simpson? Nobody cares. had the resources. Simpson, along with Julian Assange, Leona Helmsley, Mike Tyson, and Jeffrey Epstein. He was lucky that the two prosecutors in the case were as inept as they were, that the policemen were as villainous as they were, and that the combination of circumstances allowed a jury which was going to be skeptical of many of these presentations made by the prosecution. The public reacted more angrily to the acquittal in this case than the public would ever react to the execution of an innocent person. Everything was calculated to make this a major media attraction. I think [prosecuting attorney] Marcia Clark believed that gender would trump race with black women, and it turned out that wasn't the case; that many of these women identified much more with their brothers and fathers and uncles, who had seen police harassment. I thought we were going to be having dinner with a man who actually tried to kill his wife. Simpson to testify, and he thought he'd be a great witness. And so they were prepared to circumvent those barriers. Alan Morton Dershowitz (/ˈdɜːrʃəwɪts/; born September 1, 1938) is an American lawyer known for his work in U.S. constitutional law and American criminal law,[1][2] and for controversial political views. That's part of the system. The public doesn't like the system. Juries are much more skeptical of police testimony about how searches were conducted. Adams writes that Dershowitz cited examples of human rights violations in countries that the United States supports, such as the execution of homosexuals in Egypt and the repression of women in Saudi Arabia, and said he would sue any professor who voted against the tenure of another academic because of the candidate's position toward Israel, calling them "ignoramuses with PhDs". ISIS is in Afghanistan, But Who Are They Really? Alan Dershowitz is an American lawyer, born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1938. Norwood, Stephen H.; Pollack, Eunice G. Dershowitz, the former Harvard Law professor and famous defense lawyer who's represented Epstein, OJ Simpson, and even President Donald Trump in … [110], Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, Dershowitz published an article in The San Francisco Chronicle entitled "Want to Torture? Why was the country so drawn to this particular case? It's produced the best legal system in the history of the world. I was not sure. Well, Johnnie Cochran's closing argument was, you have to teach a lesson to the police of Los Angeles. [11][146] Dershowitz accused Boies of pressuring Giuffre to provide false testimony, in response to which Boies sued Dershowitz in November 2019 for defamation. How did the police start their investigation of this case? If you had a witness who had made all kind of anti-Semitic comments about a Jewish defendant, and then was the key witness who had found all the evidence and everything turned on his credibility, of course you would raise the fact that he had been an anti-Semite and that he had made terrible statements about Jews. Dershowitz was played by actor Ron Silver, and Dershowitz himself had a cameo role as a judge. That's true of every case I'm involved in. Court Violate Shareholder Rights in TransPerfect Case? Why? You get enormous publicity when the former wife of one of the most famous athletes in the country is found murdered. For more information, see Walsh, Colleen. [23][24][25], Throughout his tenure at Harvard, Dershowitz maintained his legal practice in both criminal and civil law. The second biggest sin is that we understood the rule of race in this case. [30] He ultimately succeeded in having the conviction overturned, and von Bülow was acquitted in a retrial. [7] In 1995, Dershowitz served as the appellate adviser on the O. J. Simpson murder trial, part of the legal "Dream Team", alongside Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey. We had the best lawyer on DNA, Barry Scheck. Simpson from the possible killer. He even got Anise Aschenbach, the white woman juror, to vote for him. I could never understand that. The ACLU's move from the neutral protector of civil liberties to a partisan advocate of hard-left politics is both a symptom and consequence of this change." [11], The first investigation into Epstein concluded with a controversial non-prosecution agreement which Dershowitz helped negotiate on Epstein's behalf. There is no need to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine. Everybody likes one part of the truth and not the other. [141] Dershowitz countersued Edwards and Cassell in 2015,[11] and the two parties settled for an undisclosed financial sum by April 2016.[142]. How is it like being hit in the stomach by a baseball bat?" So I think in that respect, that part of the legacy is gone, and the case didn't leave a great many legal precedents. Dershowitz told him that he would not attend if it was a "victory party," and von Bülow assured him that it was only a dinner for "several interesting friends." I identified with the parents, with the families. Every day I thought about did he do it or didn't he do it. [81] He has said, "I will not be a member of a party that represents itself through a chairman like Keith Ellison and through policies like that espoused by John Kerry and Barack Obama. All the jury wants to [do is] ... to look the defendant in the eye, and they want to say, "Do I believe what he said, or don't I believe what he said?" Another level of truth is, did Fuhrman make statements about race that the jury never heard about? He opposed the impeachment of Bill Clinton and said that he voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. [9][132][133] The motion claimed that Dershowitz was also an eyewitness to the sexual abuse of other minors. They wanted a black jury to convict a prominent black man. After graduating from law school, Dershowitz clerked for David L. Bazelon, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. There are different levels of truth. They referred to Dershowitz specifically as an "apologist" for the Israel lobby. Any defense attorney who's a human being has to have conflicting emotions about a case where uncertainty prevails. "Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a public safety hazard don't see the danger in the big picture. Evan Handler as Alan Dershowitz, who teaches law at Harvard. in 1959, majoring in Political Science. Read more about the different layers of "truth" in a criminal trial in this chapter from Alan Dershowitz's book, Reasonable Doubts . He has been married to Carolyn Cohen since 1986. So the legacy is decidedly a mixed one. So the defense presented a credible case, [and we were] able to show that the prosecution's case was full of lies. Why the difference? The Michael Jackson case is not on television because of the O.J. "I mean, I will say that Alan Dershowitz helped a serial killer get off -- OJ Simpson -- so he must be a pretty good lawyer because he did a … In an interview with The New York Times, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said backing President Donald Trump in certain cases has been harder than defending O.J. It worked too well because it showed what the defense is capable of doing if they have the ability to use all of the constitutional protections that are given them by the Bill of Rights and by constitutional and other statutory rules. We wanted to see a trial of the prosecutors, of the police, of the labs. The jurors can see a lot of things in the courtroom that gives them a sense of nuance about the case that the person watching on television does not get. I think they did have a very strong, winnable case without planting evidence. The jurors can watch the way lawyers relate to each other. [147] Giuffre repeated her allegations on camera as part of the May 2020 Netflix series Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, by stating that Epstein had trafficked her to Dershowitz for sex at least six times. He also criticized Donald Trump, stating that by denying fundamental civil liberties, the president was also to blame for pushing the ACLU further into partisan politics. And then the police scandal emerged in Los Angeles just a little while later. They never would have put Fuhrman on the witness stand. "Alan Dershowitz Cannot Stop Talking. Another level of truth is, did the police plant evidence? Alan, 81, who celebrates his birthday on September 1, was raised in Borough Park by Claire Dershowitz and Harry Dershowitz, Orthodox Jewish parents. He cannot commit crimes.”[52][53], Dershowitz is a member of the Democratic Party. Alan Dershowitz was born on September 1, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Allen Morton Dershowitz. [164], Political views, writings, and commentary, Criticism of the American Civil Liberties Union, New Response to Palestinian Terrorism (2002) suggestion, Takings Clause, 5th and 14th Amendments (business law), 2021 storming of the United States Capitol, impeachment trials of Donald Trump in 2020, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations, sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein, United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, The People v. O. J. 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I'm like a priest, and when somebody confesses to a priest, the priest doesn't think of himself as a member of society who immediately goes on television and says, "Let me tell you what my penitent told me in confidence." Next, he attended Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal,[16] and graduated first in his class with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) Simpson to Claus von Bülow. They could have tried to get a warrant by telephone, [but] they knew no judge would grant a warrant, so they made up a story. I think all in all, it probably had a beneficial effect on law in America. I got a number of public apologies on radio talk shows, from hosts and others saying: "You alerted us to this scandal before it happened. He called the petition's signatories anti-Semitic, bigots, and said they knew nothing about the Middle East. Well, the biggest complaint is that we won. Simpson should not testify because I thought that we wanted to keep the focus on the police. It started with a decision to violate the law, to convict a person who they believed was guilty. They didn't have to, but they did. To me it was just another murder case. The other thing that I think the public hated is this showed how the Constitution is really supposed to work. [159] Barlach and Dershowitz had two sons together: Elon Dershowitz (born 1961), a film producer,[161] and Jamin Dershowitz (born 1963),[11] an attorney. He wanted O.J. So they could vote their hearts with Cochran and their minds with Scheck? [73], During the 2008 Democratic Party primaries, Dershowitz endorsed Hillary Clinton, calling her "a progressive on social issues, a realist on foreign policy, a pragmatist on the economy". "[145] In June 2019, he filed a motion to dismiss Giuffre's suit (which was later denied)[14] and a motion to disqualify David Boies' firm from representing her (which was later approved). 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