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OJ Lawyers Get Appeal Extension

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson’s lawyers have a week to reformat and resubmit a Nevada Supreme Court appeal for a new trial in the 2007 armed robbery case of the imprisoned former football star.

Chief Justice Mark Gibbons issued an order Friday that amounts to an agreement to accept a supersized 20,000-word document that Simpson’s lawyers submitted before a midnight May 21 deadline.

Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer says the justices basically want it double-spaced and resubmitted by June 6.

Simpson’s legal team is seeking the reversal of a lower court ruling.

It rejected arguments that Simpson got bad legal advice, that his lawyer had a conflict of interest, and that Simpson’s 2008 Las Vegas trial was tainted by his notoriety.

Simpson is now 66 and serving nine to 33 years in state prison.

 

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