To Kill A Mockingbird: This Is A Comparison Between Tom Robinson's Trial And Oj Simpson's Trial Using Subjects Like Racism And Questioning The Innocence Of Simpson,Etc

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Comparison: O.J. Simpson and Tom Robinson Trials"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." This was taken directly from the Bill of Rights (Amendment XIV section I), and it clearly states that nothing should make or enforce any law that dispossesses the immunity of the ...view middle of the document...

Thus, in both cases, the race and rank of the defendant detained a major position in the result of their trials.In both trials, the evidence appeared to be somewhat disregarded by the jury. In Tom's trial, there was no medical verification that he took advantage and raped Mayella Ewell. The jury could only base their guilty sentence of Tom on what was said by the Ewells in the courtroom. Back then, a white person's word was automatically the truth when it was held up to the credibility of someone whom was black. At Simpson's trial, the substantiation of murder was observed wrongfully. At the crime scene of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, blood was found in OJ 's car, his socks, and a pair of his rubber gloves, upon many other things. For some reason, the jury looked past this evidence of guilt, and that is wrong.Although there are many similarities present between the two trials, there are also some differences. One difference is that there was a change of venue made in one case but not the other. It was deliberated in Tom's...

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