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This Is Why the Founding Fathers Gave Us the Double Jeopardy Clause

oj simpson mug shot Above the Law no pun intended.jpgBecause if people could be tried for the same crime twice, then we’d probably never be gifted with O.J. Simpson’s forthcoming magnum opus, “If I Did It.”
Yes, that’s right: “If I Did It.” Here are the details:

Fox plans to broadcast an interview with O.J. Simpson in which the former football star discusses “how he would have committed” the slayings of his ex-wife and her friend, for which he was acquitted, the network said. The two-part interview, titled “O.J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened,” will air Nov. 27 and Nov. 29, the TV network said….

“O.J. Simpson, in his own words, tells for the first time how he would have committed the murders if he were the one responsible for the crimes,” the network said in a statement. “In the two-part event, Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade.”

The interview will air days before Simpson’s new book, “If I Did It,” goes on sale Nov. 30. The book, published by Regan, “hypothetically describes how the murders would have been committed.”

The title of Simpson’s book reminds us of these lines from Macbeth:

If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well
It were done quickly…

These lines refer, of course, to murder. But they could just as easily apply to O.J.’s return to the public spotlight.
So let’s get this over with, and send Simpson back to the golf course forthwith — since we can’t send him to where he really belongs.
O.J. to Say How He Could Have Done It [AP via New York Times]
O.J. Simpson to Discuss Killings [Associated Press]

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