Friday, July 13, 2007

The Wisdom of Mike, Vol IV

It is the prosecutor who actually bears the ultimate responsibility for seeing that the defendant has a fair trial.
- Michael B. Nifong, former Durham County District Attorney

Final NC State Bar Disciplinary Order
"By making statements to representatives of the news media including but not limited to those set forth in paragraphs 17-35, 37-42, 49-50, 61-62, and 76, Nifong made extrajudicial statements he knew or reasonably should have known would be disseminated by means of public communication and would have a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding in the matter, in violation of Rule 3.6(a), and made extrajudicial statements that had a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused, in violation of Rule 3.8(f) of the Revised Rules of Professional Conduct."
- F. Lane Williamson, Chair, Disciplinary Hearing Committee

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