16 June 2007

Congratulations, Mike Nifong!

You have earned yourself a one-way ticket out of the legal profession! You are now free to pursue your career at the local Popeye's Chicken and Bisucits®. Just remember, when you're asking the guys on the Duke Lacrosse team, "Would you like fries with that?", you can puff your chest, knowing that you earned it!"

A state ethics panel on Saturday disbarred Michael B. Nifong, the Durham district attorney who pursued a false accusation of sexual assault against three Duke University lacrosse players, shortly after Mr. Nifong said through his lawyer that he thought disbarment was appropriate.

Mr. Nifong, who had surprised his lawyers Friday by announcing plans to resign, offered to have his license revoked and waive the right to appeal after the panel ruled Saturday that he had been dishonest or deceitful toward a judge and defense lawyers over DNA results.

David B. Freedman, one of Mr. Nifong’s lawyers, said in an interview, “He wants this over. He wanted the process to play out and to receive a fair hearing, and he believes he has received a fair hearing and accepts the findings of the commission.”

Mr. Freedman said Mr. Nifong had been “devastated” by the testimony.
Poor thing! Maybe he should have thought about that before he tried to railroad three kids who committed a lapse in judgment, but not a crime. So, he was "devastated" by the testimony. And we're supposed to feel sorry for him? Did he ever consider that the kids he tried to Shanghai were "devastated" by his false accusations?

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