O.J. Simpson Case to Go To Nevada Supreme Court

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court will be asked
Tuesday by two media organizations to rule that a judge in the O.J.
Simpson robbery-kidnapping trial improperly withheld jury
questionnaires until after the trial and then released censored
versions.

The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal contend
that Clark County District Judge Jackie Glass gave no valid legal
reason for delaying release of the documents and then redacting
them, and erred in saying the matter was moot once the trial was
over.

Las Vegas attorneys Colby Williams and Don Campbell,
representing the AP and Stephens Media LLC, owner of the
Review-Journal, say the high court must spell out constitutional
rights of the media and public because of the inevitability of
"similar closure orders in the future."

Simpson, a former pro football star, actor and advertising
pitchman, and co-defendant Clarence "C.J." Stewart were convicted
Oct. 3 of 12 charges, including armed robbery and kidnapping, in a
hotel room confrontation last year with two sports memorabilia
dealers.

Simpson was sentenced to nine to 33 years in state prison.
Stewart was sentenced to 7½ to 27 years.


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