All remaining charges in the Duke Lacrosse rape case may be dropped soon according to reports. A motion to dismiss the charges will be filed in the coming days.
That’s good news, but it is bittersweet news.
That sorry excuse of a District Attorney, Mike Nifong, continues in his job. Let’s hope that the State Bar revokes his license to practice law. They should, because legal systems are judged by their weakest link, and Mike Nifong’s link is made of Jello. The North Carolina State Bar has charged Nifong with several violations of rules governing professional conduct, including withholding evidence from defense lawyers.
Meanwhile, one of the nation’s finest institutes of higher learning, Duke University, suffered irreparable harm to its academic name, not to mention losing its storied Lacrosse team for a year.
And then there are the boys. Yes, the boys who were roadkill on Nifong’s way to elected office. How much suffering, stress, and money did Mike Nifong cost them? How many relationships were ruined by small doubts about their character? How many jobs were lost as a result of a corrupt local prosecutor?
The remaining charges against three Duke University lacrosse players originally indicted for rape may be dropped sometime within the next few days, according to a report.
Inside Lacrosse Magazine writer Paul Caulfield told FOX News on Thursday that several sources have revealed to him that the assault and attempted kidnapping charges still pending against Collin Finnerty, 19, of Garden City, N.Y.; Dave Evans, 23, of Bethesda, Md.; and Reade Seligmann, 20, of Essex Falls, N.J., will soon be dropped.
Caulfield said his sources include more than just attorneys for the defense.
“There is no case here and they will be hearing a dismissal in the coming days,” Caulfield told FOX News.
So what’s going to happen to Mike Nifong now? He may be disbarred.
Legal experts have said Nifong could be disbarred if he’s convicted. While he said he’s not sure if that will happen, Caulfield said he wouldn’t be surprised if the district attorney is suspended from practicing.
“We’re going to see the tables turned on Mike Nifong in the media and in the courtroom because he still continues to defend his name,” Caulfield said.