O.J. Back in Court

updated 04/21/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/25/1998 12:00AM

A Los Angeles judge has dismissed O.J. Simpson's lawsuit to seek telephone records that he says would clear him of the charge of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman. "I think your lawsuit here borders on being frivolous," U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson told Simpson's lawyer, Doug McCann, on Monday. Simpson claimed that the records would show that Nicole called her mother at 11 p.m. on June 12, 1994, the night she and Goldman were killed outside her Brentwood condo. According to testimony in Simpson's criminal trial, the call was made at 9:37 p.m. O.J. was already in an airport limo by 11, headed for a flight to Chicago.

  • In other news of Simpson, Variety reports that CBS will air a four-hour mini-series based on his criminal trial, to be based on Lawrence Schiller's book, "American Tragedy: The Uncensored Story of the Simpson Defense," and to be scripted by Norman Mailer ("The Executioner's Song"). Schiller, who directed CBS's "Perfect Murder, Perfect Town" about the JonBenet Ramsey case, will also direct "American Tragedy."

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