- Two decades later, America's criminal justice system is still marred by issues of race, writes Paul Callan, who worked on the civil lawsuit
- A civil jury found Simpson responsible after he was acquitted on criminal charges
- Callan: It's unlikely that a knife found on Simpson's estate can be definitively tied to the case
Paul Callan was co-counsel to the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson in the O.J. Simpson civil case. He is a CNN legal analyst and of counsel to Edelman & Edelman, PC as well as senior trial counsel at CallanLegal in New York City, focusing on civil rights litigation. Follow him on Twitter: @paulcallan The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The discovery of a knife -- possibly buried at O.J. Simpson's Rockingham estate shortly after the brutal killings of his ex-wife, Nicole, and young Ronald Goldman -- stirred a flurry of press coverage during a week otherwise devoted to the carnage in the Republican presidential primaries.