Sunday, June 17, 2007

Prosecutorial Misconduct in Light of the Duke Lacrosse Case

The North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, a private public interest legal foundation initiated in 2003 by retired Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr, will host a Continuing Legal Education program entitled "Prosecutorial Misconduct in Light of the Duke Lacrosse Case" on June 27, 2007. Presenting faculty and speakers for the program include:
  • Attorney Betty Tenn Lawrence;
  • Duke University Professor of Law James Coleman;
  • Duke University Professor of Law Michael Tigar;
  • Attorney David Freedman; and
  • NCCU Professor of Law Irving Joyner.

The three hour program (CLE credit: 2.75 hours applied for), which will be moderated by NCICL Executive Director Dean Webster, includes lunch and is open to attorneys for a cost of $25.oo. Non-attorneys may attend at a cost of $15.00 while students will pay $7.50 to participate.

Topics will include:
Comments about the Duke case, and in the context of what is and should be the law for when government actors have framed an innocent person,

  • Having a preliminary judicial determination of whether sufficient probable cause exists
  • How much leeway does/should the District Attorney have
  • Removal of the rogue DA - from a specific case; from office; by whom; when; how; and on what grounds
  • Budgetary restraints on the rogue prosecution
  • North Carolina and federal law on the civil and criminal liability of governmental wrongdoers
To register for the program, click here: NCICL CLE Registration.


Anonymous said...

I see that Nifong has his first perk since being disbarred. His registration fee drops from $25 to $15!

Way to go Nifong! Now we understand your strategy for pissing off everyone in NC.

Anonymous said...

Too bad we can't get this as a streaming video - I'd like to watch this program.


Anonymous said...

Carolyn says:

Coleman, of course. Although Freedman is going out on a limb.

But Joyner? Hack that limb off with a blunt axe and let him fall to earth of his own dead weight!

Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

I agree, Carolyn. Freedman may talk about defending a client who was found guilty of offenses serious enough to warrant disbarment. Joyner? If he were white, he'd be a Klansman. This panel needs that racist hack as much as a guy looking for a date needs Rosie O'Donnell.

Anonymous said...

"prosecutorial misconduct- how To enable this- my experience" talk by I. Joyner. Do not miss