Sunday, June 17, 2007

Rogue prosecutor

Disbarred Duke Prosecutor's Future Dim

The N.C. prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case, Nifong, has been disbarred for malfeasance in office.

The falsely accused players and their families, having racked up millions of dollars in legal bills, appear likely to file civil lawsuits against the disbarred prosecutor. Their attorneys want a judge to consider holding Nifong in criminal contempt for lying to the court.

And the lacrosse team's attorney almost sounds apologetic:

"Some people will take that as being mean-spirited and kicking somebody when they're down," defense attorney Joseph Cheshire said Sunday. "But we believe that this issue is enormously important and it carries significant precedent and (the judge) ought to be the one to make that decision because it happened in his court."

You bet it's enormously important. I've seen too many rogue prosecutors to let this slide.

Kicking someone who's down? Don't even think about it because Nifong didn't worry about dragging the reputations of these three kids through the mud.


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