Justice may finally be served in the Duke lacrosse rape case. Mike Nifong, the corrupt district attorney, will face disciplinary action before the state bar. What goes around come around, Mike Nifong. Your naked ambition and contempt for our legal system has brought this upon you, like a house of cards crashing down on your head.
The North Carolina bar filed ethics charges Thursday against the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case, accusing him of saying misleading or inflammatory things to the news media about the athletes under suspicion.
The punishment for ethics violations can range from admonishment to disbarment.
Among the four rules of professional conduct that District Attorney Mike Nifong was accused of violating was a prohibition against making comments “that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused.”
The charges will be heard by an independent body called the Disciplinary Hearing Commission, made up of both lawyers and non-lawyers.
In a statement, the bar said it opened a case against Nifong in March 30, a little more than two weeks after the party where a 28-year-old student at North Carolina Central University hired to perform as a stripper said she was raped.
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Over a month ago we called for Mike Nifong’s disbarment, indictment, and recall from office, and we have continued to cover the story here and here. Let’s hope we are on the way to restoring the rule of law. Let’s hope that Mike Nifong gets his due so we can put this national travesty by a renegade prosecutor behind us.
See also Our Little Corner.
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