Nifong to Face Bar Discipline
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.