In Contempt

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Offers a personal perspective on the O.J. Simpson trial and shares the author's observations on legal strategy, racial issues, and the principal lawyers, officials, and witnesses involved in the case.

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#1 New York Times Bestseller. For more than a year, Christopher Darden argued tirelessly for the prosecution, giving voice to the victims in the 0.J. Simpson murder trial. In Contempt is an unflinching look at what the television cameras could not show: behind-the-scenes meetings, the deteriorating relationships between the defense and prosecution teams, the taunting, baiting, and pushing matches between Darden and Simpson, the intimate relationship between Darden and Marcia Clark, and the candid factors behind Darden's controversial decision for Simpson to try on the infamous glove, and much more. Out of the sensational frenzy of "the trial of the century" comes this haunting memoir of duty, justice, and the powerful undertow of American racism. A stunning masterpiece told with brutal honesty and courage.

About the Author:

Christopher A. Darden has worked for 15 years as a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County, using the same passion he showed at the trial of O.J. Simpson to prosecute racist cops, murderers, drug dealers, and gang members. With every defendant black or white, rich or poor he had one simple goal: justice.

The trial of the century was no different. Challenged by lead defense attorney Johnny Cochran from the moment he took the case, criticized in his own community as an Uncle Tom, Darden stood up and argued before the jury and the country that O.J. Simpson wasn't above the law. "No one is above the law; not the police, not the rich, no one," he said.

An Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern University School of Law, Christopher Darden lives in Los Angeles, California.

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