North Carolina DA Association Calls for Nifong to Step Down


It looks like the alleged misconduct by Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong is raising the ire of other District Attorneys in the state, and the association they belong to is making a public call for Nifong to step down from the Duke Rape Case.

In yet another moral blow to Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, the North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys called for the prosecutor to step down from the Duke lacrosse case.
The group, which represents district attorneys from across North Carolina, said in a statement that “it is in the interest of justice and the effective administration of criminal justice that Mr. Nifong immediately withdraw and recuse himself from the prosecution.”
“It’s extraordinarily unusual and it means a great deal,” said Joshua Marquis, a district attorney in Clatsop County, Ore.
The district attorney group also called for the case to be reassigned and handed over to “another prosecutorial authority.”  via ABC News

Typically Attorneys stick together in these situations. It is very hard to find one attorney to publicly rebuke another attorney outside of the courtroom. For an association of District Attorneys to publicly come out against Nifong one knows that he has tainted the process and the reputation of all District Attorneys by his actions, and they need to distance themselves from him.

Update: For an outstanding wrap up of the Nifong Mess, visit Durham in Wonderland as KC Johnson lays out how the case has turned from the Duke Lacrosse Team to the misconduct of Mike Nifong.

Posted December 30, 2006 by
Duke Lacrosse Rape | 5 comments

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “North Carolina DA Association Calls for Nifong to Step Down”

    1. MOLLY on December 30th, 2006 12:29 pm

      The North Carolina Raleigh/Durham County taxpayers
      will be paying this scum retirement for life. He
      needs to be executed. DO YOU THINK HE IS THE FATHER

    2. Dana on December 30th, 2006 1:36 pm

      Step down yes, but Molly you are being a bit crazy here. I hope you are kidding, if not look out for those space ships in the back yard. :-)

    3. MOLLY on December 30th, 2006 4:24 pm

      Yes my dear Dana, it is a satire, the space ships zoomed

    4. Dana on December 30th, 2006 5:47 pm

      well with the new year just around the corner I thought maybe you started celbrating early :-)

    5. Scared Monkeys on July 8th, 2007 10:15 pm

      [...] fiasco as the North Carolina State bar has filed ethics charges against Mike Nifong and he has been asked to step down from this case. At this point stepping down is the least that Nifong can [...]

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