Category Archives: Duke rape case

Durham asks Supremes to reject Duke lacrosse appeal

The Durham Herald Sun ┬áreported last week that the City of Durham has filed a response to the petition for certiorari filed by 3 former Duke lacrosse players. The players are asking that theSupreme Court reverse a decision by the Fourth Circuit upholding the dismissal of the players’ claims against the city. According to the…

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Duke lacrosse players ask for Supreme Court review

From the Durham Herald-Sun: A trio of former Duke University lacrosse players has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower-court ruling and reinstate their federal civil-rights case against the city and its police. Lawyers for David Evans, Colin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann filed their request for a Supreme Court review on Thursday, telling…

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Duke Lacrosse Players File Suit

The fallout from the fraudulent prosecution of three former Duke University men’s lacrosse players on bogus rape charges continues. The Associated Press reports that today, 38 of the unindicted members and former members of the squad filed a federal lawsuit against Duke, the City of Durham and a host of other entities and individuals. In…

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Nifong Seeks Reimbursement for Attorneys Fees

The ABA Journal reports that disbarred, discredited and disgraced former Durham District Attorney and former inmate Mike Nifong has formally requested that Durham should either assume his defense in the civil suit that the former Duke lacrosse players have filed, or pay for him to hire counsel. Of course he has. Nifong claims that he…

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Exonerated Duke Lacrosse Players Prepare to Sue City of Durham

Courtesy of the Duke Basketball Report (I’m a Duke alum. Get over it.) comes the news that the three lacrosse players wrongfully accused of rape by Crystal Mangum are preparing to sue the city of Durham, North Carolina. Most interesting to me is the identity of the two lawyers representing the Duke Three, Brendan Sullivan…

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Duke 12, Cornell 11

The Duke men’s lacrosse team today defeated previously unbeaten Cornell 12-11 in the NCAA tournament semifinals, earning a spot in Monday’s title game against Johns Hopkins. The top seeded Blue Devils are favored to win their first national title, and have already earned a large dose of redemption. Meanwhile, the jackbooted thug Mike Nifong, who…

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Congratulations to the Duke Lacrosse Team

I would like to extend my congratulations to the Duke Men’s Lacrosse team on their win over the hated North Carolina Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The team now advances to this weekend’s Final Four where, I predict, they will claim the title that Mike Nifong and a cowardly Duke administration…

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Prosecutors Experience “Blowback” from Botched Duke Lacrosse Case

The National Law Journal this week reported that prosecutors across the nation report that they are beginning to experience the adverse consequences of Mike Nifong’s baseless jihad against three Duke lacrosse players. The prosecutors claim that defense attorney’s are increasingly making the argument that the Duke lacrosse prosecution is proof that defendants are often wrongfully…

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The Duke Lacrosse Case: The Aftermath

Some time has now passed since the dismissal of the charges against the Duke Three. We now begin to confront the aftermath. One man who was very silent during the process – understandably – was the now former Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler. Pressler’s book on the whole catastrophe, ‘It’s Not About the Truth,” will…

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In Defense of Defense Lawyers

Randy Barnett, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, has an excellent op-ed piece in today’s Wall Street Journal. Barnett makes a great case for the critical role that defense lawyers play in protecting the rights of the innocent, and why that means that the rights of the guilty must be protected, too. Barnett’s…

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