Nevada Supreme Court to weigh OJ release on appeal

56316315Lawyers for O.J. Simpson and a former golfing buddy hope to persuade a Nevada Supreme Court panel to spring the two men from prison while the justices review their convictions in a gunpoint hotel room heist.

Simpson and convicted co-defendant Clarence “C.J.” Stewart won’t be in a Las Vegas courtroom Monday for the 30-minute sessions allotted to their lawyers before a trio of justices from the state’s only appellate court. Clark County District Attorney David Roger, who prosecuted the pair, will argue against release.  The justices won’t make an immediate decision, but it is rare for the state high court to hear oral arguments on bond and even more rare to grant release.

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Pictured: OJ Simpson stands during sentencing at the Clark County Regional Justice Center December 5, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson and co-defendant Clarence ‘C.J.’ Stewart were sentenced on 12 charges, including felony kidnapping, armed robbery and conspiracy related to a 2007 confrontation with sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel. (Photo by Issac Brekken-Pool/Getty Images)