Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Johnnie Cochrane R.I.P.

This week marks the passing of the famous attorney, Johnnie Cochrane who became well-known for his defense of O.J. Simpson in the trial of the Nineties. It was his ubiquitious coined phrase, "If the glove don't fit, you must acquit" that became the definitive soundbite in the court case charging the former NFL running back with the double homicide of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and alleged lover Ron Goldman. Simpson's defending attorneys dubbed 'The Dream Team' also consisted of prominent high-profile lawyer, F. Lee Bailey and Marcia Clark. Judge Lance Ito presided during the nine month trial, making the case the world's most ethnically variegated media circus of the 20th Century.

Cochrane was characterized in the popular comedic NBC television sitcom, Seinfeld in a string of episodes that featured his likeness as the attorney Jackie Childs. Surprisingly, Terry Schiavo outlived Cochrane. He was 67 years old.


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