COMING TO O.J.'S DEFENSE

HOW JOHNNIE COCHRAN QUESTIONS AUTHORITY AND CAPTIVATES JURIES

The Dream Team is ready: ready for trial and weary of the endless warm-ups and preseason skirmishes. Or rather, if O.J. Simpson's defense lawyers are not primed, they aren't admitting it. True, some nerves have become a bit frazzled lately--Robert Shapiro and F. Lee Bailey weren't speaking there for a while--and the team suffered some major setbacks last week. Judge Lance Ito ruled that the prosecution need not prove its case ``to a moral certainty'' and could introduce evidence of prior violence in the Simpson marriage. But O.J.'s lawyers barely flinched. They have their special reserves--their boundless high style and winning...

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