The State Bar of North Carolina, the governing body for lawyers, has filed charges against Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong today. There have been many inconsistencies in the conduct by the prosecutor that may violate the code of ethics that district attorneys need obey. If Nifong did break the laws that he is paid and entrusted to uphold, he should face the full force and measure of the North Carolina Bar Association.
The North Carolina bar filed ethics charges Thursday against the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case, accusing him of breaking four rules of professional conduct when speaking to the reporters about the sensational case. The punishment for ethics violations can range from admonishment to disbarment. Among the rules 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 accuser.” The charges will be heard by an independent body called the Disciplinary Hearing Commission, made up of both lawyers and non-lawyers. via the Star-News More AP
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