Posted By Cliff Tuttle | September 2, 2012
Remember in 2006 when members of the Duke Lacrosse team found themselves in a very compromising situation over allegations of rape made by an escort who was performing at a party? Sure you do. The administration and faculty of Duke turned into a lynch mob overnight and none of them bothered to ask whether the presumption of innocence applied here. Yes, that’s right. The accusation turned out to be false, but the prosecutor refused to take notice that his case was unraveling and ended up being disbarred. Ultimately, he was found to have failed to disclose DNA evidence that exonerated the Defendants. You’d better remember the name Mike Nifong. You might need it in a hot Trivial Pursuit match.
Well, that was then, but you may be surprised to learn that the spinoff legal proceedings, including suits by the players, are still going strong. You can read all about it in a blog called Durham in Wonderland.
If somebody has started a law blog on the Sandusky Case spin-off litigation, please let me know. I’d like to subscribe to the feed. It could turn out to be somebody’s life work.
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