By Bob Egelko and Megan Cassidy Updated 12:00 pm PST, Sunday, November 4, 2018 Photo: Myung J. Chun / Associated Press 1995 O.J. Simpson (center), along with attorneys F. Lee Bailey (left) and Johnnie Cochran Jr., reacts in October 1995 as he is found not guilty of murdering ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman. O.J. Simpson (center), along with attorneys F. Lee Bailey (left)... It’s illegal to dismiss prospective jurors because of their race. But civil rights advocates say some California prosecutors have found a way to keep blacks off their juries without using overtly racial criteria. You might call it the O.J. strategy. The first step is asking prospective jurors how they felt about the 1995 verdict that acquitted former football star O.J. Simpson, who is African American, of murdering his ex-wife and her friend, both of them white. The next step is to dismiss black jurors who agreed with … [Read more...] about The ‘O.J. strategy’: Prosecutors accused of using it to remove black jurors
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Mischa Barton is going from "The O.C." to "The Hills." The former "it girl" of Fox's soapy drama "The O.C." has joined MTV's revival of the reality show "The Hills," MTV announced Wednesday. "The Hills: New Beginnings" will also feature original cast members Audrina Patridge, Heidi and Spencer Pratt, Whitney Port and Brody Jenner. The original reality show, which aired from 2006 to 2010, followed the ups and downs of a group of twenty-somethings living in Los Angeles. It was a spinoff of "Laguna Beach," about a group of high-school kids in Orange County, California, starring Lauren Conrad. When she left the series, Kristin Cavallari, also a former "Laguna Beach" cast member, took over the lead role. Top Celebrity Photos Scott Barbour/Getty Images Conrad and Cavallari aren't taking part in the new show, which will premiere in 2019. Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC New YorkTwitter, Instagram, … [Read more...] about Mischa Barton of ‘The O.C.’ to Join ‘The Hills’ Revival
Updated 12:51 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 3, 2018 FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, actress Mischa Barton poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Loving at the 69th Cannes film festival in southern France. Barton, the former it girl of Fox’s soapy drama “The OC” has joined MTV’s revival of the reality show “The Hills,” MTV announced Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. less FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, actress Mischa Barton poses for photographers upon arrival at the screening of the film Loving at the 69th Cannes film festival in southern France. Barton, the former it ... more Photo: Lionel Cironneau, AP Photo: Lionel Cironneau, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this May 16, 2016, file photo, actress Mischa Barton poses for … [Read more...] about Mischa Barton of ‘The O.C.’ to join MTV ‘The Hills’ revival
edition of the Access Vikings podcast — at least a few minutes of it — is basically Part 17 of me yelling my concerns about the offensive line at fellow hosts Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer. It was my first time back on the podcast after a two-week vacation, and in that time Mike Remmers and Rashod Hill injured their ankles while Nick Easton went on injured reserve. Pat Elflein, who said in early June that everything was on track for him to be ready for the start of training camp, is still on the physically unable to perform list. Joe Berger is still retired. Those are five guys who played key roles for the Vikings last season. Even in the best-case scenario, with Remmers (who is back at practice already, though not in 11-on-11 drills), Hill and Elflein ready to go in Week 1 against the 49ers, the line would look something like this: Riley Reiff (LT), Tom Compton (LG), Elflein (C), Remmers (RG) and Hill (RT). That’s a potentially adequate line, but it’s a … [Read more...] about The only Vikings question that matters: Will the O-line hold up?
The Associated Press Updated 9:59 am PDT, Monday, August 13, 2018 Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery. Over the weekend Lovato checked out of the hospital she was rushed to on July 24 for a reported overdose. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery. Over the weekend Lovato ... more Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 19-25 1 / 1 Back to … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 19-25