They are a crash course in contrasts. One is a bombastic media darling, a flamboyant courtroom orator who’s the star of a TV talk show on American justice; the other a deliberative, masterful legal craftsman, called in by major cities when the evidence is stacked against them.

It’s no surprise that either of the lawyers — Johnnie Cochran and Skip Miller — was hired for their latest case, which involves a messy police shooting of a sleeping woman. That they’re both on it is, by definition, news.

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