Sunday, August 20, 2006
Durham-in-Wonderland: "Nifong’s misconduct, while massive, is hardly unprecedented—though the public’s learning of this type of misconduct at this stage of the process is unprecedented, at least in the last 20-25 years. In terms of “teachable moments,” it’s worth examining what Nifong’s misconduct (and the silence about it by all other North Carolina district attorneys save one) says about the state’s legal process in cases that receive little or no media attention—and also what kind of “process” would allow such a procedurally dubious case to lurch forward."