IS THE END NIGH?

ALL SIDES TAKE LUMPS AS THE O.J. CASE WENDS ITS WAY TOWARD THE JURY

Now that the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are more than a year old, now that the O.J. Simpson trial has brought the jurors to the edge of exhaustion, and now, especially, that the end of the trial glimmers on the horizon like some incredible mirage, one might expect the lawyers to simmer down and get on with it. But last week a series of procedural wrangles, surprise rulings and endless bickering proved once again that conventional wisdom never applies in this epic case.

For starters, the defense is saying it may not be ready to rest this...

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