Saturday, June 16, 2007
Inexcusable Prosecutor Misconduct Warrants Further Suspension
Part two of this tragedy is almost done. The North Carolina district attorney who with held exculpatory DNA findings has resigned from his prosecutors post. In tears at his ethics trial, Mike Nifong said Friday he would quit as district attorney. Nifong admitted he got "carried away" during his discredited rape prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players. Unfortunately, that is not enough. He needs to be suspended from private practice too. The legal profession has a duty to police itself.