Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Wisdom of Mike, Vol X

One of the benefits of my long tenure in this office is that I am known and respected by the key figures in both the other components of the judicial system--law enforcement officers, attorneys and judges--and the community at large--people such as business and civic leaders and elected officials...

For my entire career, I have been known to be a person of the utmost integrity, and I pledge to you that I will continue to live up to that reputation...

I have earned the reputation among my colleagues in the court system as a prosecutor of the highest level of professional skill...

Under my leadership, the District Attorney’s office is an institution of unquestioned integrity...


I must win on November 7
- Michael B. Nifong, former Durham County District Attorney

Final NC State Bar Disciplinary Order
"This Hearing Committee has considered all alternatives and finds that no discipline other than disbarment will adequately protect the public, the judicial system and the profession, given the clear demonstration of dishonest conduct, multiple violations, the pattern of dishonesty established by the evidence, and Nifong's failure to recognize or acknowledge the wrongfulness of his conduct with regard to withholding of the DNA evidence and making false representations to opposing counsel and to the Court. Furthermore, entry of an order imposing discipline less than disbarment would fail to acknowledge the seriousness of the offenses committed by Nifong and would send the wrong message to attorneys regarding the conduct expected of members of the Bar in this State."
- F. Lane Williamson, Chair, Disciplinary Hearing Committee

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get the citation for these quotations? Can you add citations to them in case someone wanted to use them in a professionalism presentation?

Eric said...

I believe that they are all from his (now defunct) campaign website. I'm sure there are archives of it somewhere.

Eric said...

Here's an archive -- the page I chose has most of the hypocrisy.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060619102711/mikenifongda.com/conversations.php

Eric said...

A more recent version is

http://web.archive.org/web/20060911001418/mikenifongda.com/conversations.php

amber g. said...

"You have been told some fantastic lies" Dave Evans.

Ralph Phelan said...

What's the problem with these statements? Remember the character witness phase of the hearing? According to several North Carolina judges he *still is* widely trusted and respected!