Nifong to Face Bar Discipline

N.C. D.A. Mike Nifong will face a bar charges, according to the AP (via Drudge). The weird part: the Bar opened its investigation last March!

Among the four rules of professional conduct that Nifong was accused of violating was a prohibition against making comments “that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the accused.”

In a statement, the bar said it opened a case against Nifong on March 30, a little more than two weeks after a 28-year-old woman hired to perform as a stripper at a lacrosse team party said she was gang-raped.

You can find the complaint here. And helpful comments at the Legal Ethics Forum, of course. I agree with John Steele that Nifong will raise 1A objections, but it seems that he is poorly positioned to make them stick.

Dave Hoffman

Dave Hoffman is the Murray Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple Law School. He specializes in law and psychology, contracts, and quantitative analysis of civil procedure. He currently teaches contracts, civil procedure, corporations, and law and economics.

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