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October 30, 1995 | Associated Press
In his first public appearance since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges, prosecutor Christopher A. Darden asked that people reject criticism that the verdict was based on race. "There was a lot more to that verdict than you know," Darden told an audience of 750 at the University of Miami Law School. "I am not about to call this a race-based verdict." Darden said that bad experiences with police made jurors more willing to acquit.
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September 11, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Members of the O.J. Simpson defense "dream team" were back in action 17 years after the legendary murder trial, this time defending the name of their late colleague, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. It all started last week in New York, when former Simpson prosecutor Christopher A. Darden alleged to a law school audience that Cochran tampered with the infamous "bloody glove," a key piece of evidence in the murder case. During the trial in the stabbing deaths of Simpson's former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman, Simpson tried on bloody gloves.
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March 17, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA
Seeking to capitalize on his lawyers' role in the O.J Simpson trial, Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti argued before the Board of Supervisors Thursday that county prosecutors such as Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden deserve a pay raise. Using the long hours put in by Clark and Darden as examples, Garcetti proposed that all prosecutors receive a pay hike of between 2.2% and 11%, effective July 1.
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June 5, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal appeals court judge said Tuesday that the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial was "astonishing," and he decried the "bizarre and unseemly" rush of participants in the case to sell books about their experiences. Judge Stephen Reinhardt of Los Angeles was particularly critical of the lucrative deals made by deputy district attorneys Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden, the lead prosecutors, who garnered $4.2 million and $1.3 million, respectively, for their as-told-to books.
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November 24, 1995 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The latest casualty of the fallout from the O.J. Simpson trial is good relations among some members of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Factions of the 21,000-member association are at odds over whether Simpson prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden should be named 1995 Trial Lawyers of the Year for their feisty but unsuccessful attempt to convict the former athlete of double murder.
NEWS
February 24, 1995
UCLA law professor Peter Arenella and Loyola University law professor Laurie Levenson offer their take on the Simpson trial. Joining them is Los Angeles defense lawyer Paul J. Fitzgerald, who will rotate with other experts as the case moves forward. Today's topic: cross-examination of LAPD Detective Tom Lange and Judge Lance A. Ito's confrontation with prosecutor Christopher A. Darden.
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December 13, 1995 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of Los Angeles' most prominent blacks plan to honor Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A. Darden, the only African American on the O.J. Simpson prosecution team, to repudiate the notion that Darden is an outcast in the black community. Darden, who was reviled by some African Americans for his role in the Simpson case, will be feted next week at an affair organized by county Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke.
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June 5, 1996 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal appeals court judge said Tuesday that the verdict in the O.J. Simpson murder trial was "astonishing," and he decried the "bizarre and unseemly" rush of participants in the case to sell books about their experiences. Judge Stephen Reinhardt of Los Angeles was particularly critical of the lucrative deals made by deputy district attorneys Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden, the lead prosecutors, who garnered $4.2 million and $1.3 million, respectively, for their as-told-to books.
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November 9, 1995 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti's decision to award nearly $43,000 in bonuses to the lead prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case has whipped up a storm of criticism from others on Garcetti's staff, some of whom are demanding similar compensation for anyone who works long, difficult hours on a case. So angry are some staff members about the 11% temporary pay raises given to Deputy Dist. Attys. William Hodgman, Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden that a group of them is considering filing a grievance.
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March 21, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A. Darden shouldered plenty of knocks during the double murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Critics charged that he made the prosecution team only because he is African American. Others called him an "Uncle Tom." But on Wednesday the critics were nowhere to be seen amid hundreds of adoring fans who lined up at a Westside bookstore to buy a copy of "In Contempt," Darden's caustic account of the "trial of the century."
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March 31, 1996 | Bill Boyarsky, Bill Boyarsky commented on the O.J. Simpson trial in his Times column, "The Spin."
Of all the characters in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, Christopher Darden was by far the most interesting, complex and difficult. Difficult certainly describes my acquaintance with him when I was writing about that long, long ordeal. Sometimes, when we ran into each other outside the courtroom, he'd tell me my commentaries were just plain ignorant. On another occasion, he asked my opinion about an interview he'd given to a journalist and listened to me as if he thought I was intelligent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A. Darden shouldered plenty of knocks during the double murder trial of O.J. Simpson. Critics charged that he made the prosecution team only because he is African American. Others called him an "Uncle Tom." But on Wednesday the critics were nowhere to be seen amid hundreds of adoring fans who lined up at a Westside bookstore to buy a copy of "In Contempt," Darden's caustic account of the "trial of the century."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1995 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of Los Angeles' most prominent blacks plan to honor Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A. Darden, the only African American on the O.J. Simpson prosecution team, to repudiate the notion that Darden is an outcast in the black community. Darden, who was reviled by some African Americans for his role in the Simpson case, will be feted next week at an affair organized by county Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1995 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The latest casualty of the fallout from the O.J. Simpson trial is good relations among some members of the Los Angeles County Bar Assn. Factions of the 21,000-member association are at odds over whether Simpson prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden should be named 1995 Trial Lawyers of the Year for their feisty but unsuccessful attempt to convict the former athlete of double murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1995 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti's decision to award nearly $43,000 in bonuses to the lead prosecutors in the O.J. Simpson case has whipped up a storm of criticism from others on Garcetti's staff, some of whom are demanding similar compensation for anyone who works long, difficult hours on a case. So angry are some staff members about the 11% temporary pay raises given to Deputy Dist. Attys. William Hodgman, Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden that a group of them is considering filing a grievance.
NEWS
October 30, 1995 | Associated Press
In his first public appearance since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of murder charges, prosecutor Christopher A. Darden asked that people reject criticism that the verdict was based on race. "There was a lot more to that verdict than you know," Darden told an audience of 750 at the University of Miami Law School. "I am not about to call this a race-based verdict." Darden said that bad experiences with police made jurors more willing to acquit.
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November 16, 1994 | ANDREA FORD and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Escalating their attack on the prosecution team in the O.J. Simpson murder trial, defense attorneys said Tuesday that they have filed a motion asking Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito to remove one of the government lawyers from the case. The motion was filed late Monday under seal, but Simpson's attorneys said outside court Tuesday that they are seeking the removal of Deputy Dist. Atty. Christopher A. Darden, who was added to the Simpson prosecution team last week.
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September 28, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
For Christopher A. Darden, the past two days have been a personal triumph after a year of wrenching adversity as the only African American on the team prosecuting O.J. Simpson. Darden's tightly focused and compelling closing argument won praise from attorneys and community leaders, who said Darden had erased at least some of the scars he has acquired while trying to prove that Simpson is a double murderer.
NEWS
September 28, 1995 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
For Christopher A. Darden, the past two days have been a personal triumph after a year of wrenching adversity as the only African American on the team prosecuting O.J. Simpson. Darden's tightly focused and compelling closing argument won praise from attorneys and community leaders, who said Darden had erased at least some of the scars he has acquired while trying to prove that Simpson is a double murderer.
NEWS
March 17, 1995 | CARLA RIVERA
Seeking to capitalize on his lawyers' role in the O.J Simpson trial, Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti argued before the Board of Supervisors Thursday that county prosecutors such as Marcia Clark and Christopher A. Darden deserve a pay raise. Using the long hours put in by Clark and Darden as examples, Garcetti proposed that all prosecutors receive a pay hike of between 2.2% and 11%, effective July 1.
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