by Daniel Johnson
November 19, 2023
Forward of the March 5 election, Darden has secured an endorsement from retired Decide Lance Ito, who presided over the O.J. Simpson legal trial in 1995.
Christopher Darden, who together with Johnnie Cochran, is greatest remembered for his function within the 1995 O.J. Simpson homicide trial. Darden is now working for L.A. County Superior Decide.
Darden’s participation within the Simpson trial, dubbed the “Trial of the Century,” is remembered for his ill-advised request of Simpson to attempt on the gloves that he allegedly used to homicide ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her acquaintance Ron Goldman. The gloves didn’t match Simpson, prompting Cochran to recite the now well-known couplet, “If it doesn’t match, you have to acquit.”
Darden, 67, has been an legal professional in Los Angeles for 40 years, in addition to working for the LA County District Legal professional’s Workplace. In response to CBS Information, Darden labored within the Hardcore Gang Unit and the Particular Investigation Division whereas in his capability because the deputy district legal professional. Following the Simpson trial, Darden went to work as a legal protection legal professional in a personal follow. He additionally tought regulation in numerous roles as a professor. Along with this, he has additionally offered authorized evaluation for CNBC, NBC, Court docket TV, and CNN.
Forward of the March 5 election, Darden has secured an endorsement from retired decide Lance Ito, which his marketing campaign introduced on Nov. 13, in line with the LA Sentinel. Ito presided over the Simpson case.
Darden and Ito are additionally conversant in one another from when each labored within the Hardcore Gang Unit. In response to the Sentinel, Darden is honored by the assist of Ito, saying, “I’ve all the time had large respect for Decide Lance Ito. As a prosecutor, a decide and retired jurist, Decide Ito has all the time performed himself with the utmost professionalism and units the usual for equity on the bench. I’m so honored to have his assist as I now search a seat on the Superior Court docket.”
Along with Ito’s endorsement, Darden lists endorsements on his marketing campaign web site from Judges Terry A. Bork, Stephen Morgan, Rubiya Nur, Eric C. Taylor, Patricia J. Titus, and Scott A. Yang.
Darden is leveraging his affiliation with the Simpson homicide trial, which he makes use of on his marketing campaign web site to painting himself as a candidate with a large breadth of authorized expertise to attract from.
“Christopher Darden’s extraordinary courtroom expertise–serving as each a prosecutor and protection legal professional, his work as a authorized scholar and his deep dedication to justice for all–together with victims, makes him an distinctive and uniquely certified candidate for the bench,” his website says.
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