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Nifong wants out and Karla Holloway resigns
Posted by: McQ on Friday, January 12, 2007

And good riddance to both of them. First Nifong:
District Attorney Mike Nifong has requested that he have himself removed from prosecuting the Duke Lacrosse rape investigation, ABC News has learned.

A source close to the investigation said Nifong sent a letter to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper asking his office to assume responsibility of the case. Calls to the Attorney General's office and Mike Nifong's office were not yet returned.
Said Seligmann's defense attorney:
"I think we're all delighted that we're going to have objective and competent prosecutors reviewing this case," said James P. Cooney III, an attorney for Seligmann. "We look forward to cooperating with those prosecutors fully and completely in bringing this prosecution to an end."
As to Holloway, she resigned her position as race subgroup chair of the Campus Culture Initiative in protest of Duke University's decision to readmit the lacrosse players under indictment:
“The decision by the university to readmit the students, especially just before a critical judicial decision on the case, is a clear use of corporate power, and a breach, I think, of ethical citizenship,” Karla Holloway, an English professor and former dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, wrote to Duke’s black faculty caucus.

“Despite our judgments about the prosecutor’s own lack of principled conduct, it is not ours to become the judge or subvert the process,” she wrote…

Holloway was one of 88 faculty members at Duke who endorsed an ad last April in the campus newspaper that included anonymous quotes from students discussing racism and sexual assault on Duke’s campus. She said she receives angry, racist e-mails attacking her for being among the school’s critics.
Of course the fact that the case is an abject farce to any objective human being has nothing to do with it for Professor Holloway. "[I]t is not ours to become the judge or subvert the process".

What process, Professor?

More on Holloway here.
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Previous Comments to this Post 

Perhaps she’s missing the fact that she and the other faculty had already stepped into the role of judge, and by readmitting the students, the school is stepping out of the judge’s role.
Written By: Jeff Medcalf
According to Durham-in-Wonderland there are three ways that that case might play out from here:

1) The Special Prosecutions unit of the Attorney General’s office could refuse to take the case. In this situation, another office would have to be found to undertake the prosecution, which the blogger considers unlikely.

2) The AG could accept the case, and move forward with the prosecution. The blogger considers this to be a significant possibility:
[T]he attorney general of North Carolina, Democrat Roy Cooper, pondered a run for governor in 2008 and might still run in 2012. Presumably, he will be under some political pressure from a vital constituency to move forward, despite the transparent miscarriage of justice.
To win in North Carolina, Democrats need an overwhelming black vote. And there’s been no indication that the eagerness for a trial among the state’s African-American leadership has diminished. Indeed, NAACP “case monitor” Irving Joyner was quoted in yesterday’s Times rationalizing the continued prosecution of Reade Seligmann...
3) The AG could accept the case and drop the charges. The blogger considers this the most likely outcome, but it will not happen until the AG performs all of the due diligence that Nifong should have done (or cleverly didn’t do, according to Q and O resident lawyer MK Ultra).

Written By: Aldo
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What process, you whine?

due process, McQ

due process.

wiki it.
Written By: Rick Day
What process, you whine?

due process, McQ
And how does expelling students before all the evidence is in conform with due process, Rick? It looks to me like the university righted a wrong here. Readmitting the students does not subvert due process/
Written By: Steverino
No no steve - verdict first, trail afterwards.
Written By: looker
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due process, McQ
I see we have the leftward retard marching band in full force today.
Written By: capt joe
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Do they also get reimbursed for the money their financial losses?
Written By: timactual
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More than anything else, what I don’t understand is how feminists who not only rush to judgment but also refuse to admit the mistake later, don’t see how seriously that hurts the cause they claim.

This kind of thing just makes it harder to prosecute rapes that actually occur.
Written By: Tito
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Tito, the problem is that the feminists don’t want equal treatment - they want political power. They’re willing to compromise a lot to get it, including consistency and justice.

So we saw nominal "feminists" who refused to say anything negative about a fifty year old chief executive getting sexual favors from a 21-year-old intern. If a business executive did that, they would milk it for all it was worth to pass more restrictions on those wicked male capitalists. But since it was a political ally, we got nonsense such as the one-free-grope principle, as hypocritical explanations.

Now we see feminists who are not the least bit interested in justice. They simply want to see unabashed, sometimes loutish, males punished and put in their place. If any woman can bring charges of rape under any circumstances, no matter how preposterous her story or how weak the physical evidence, and still have those charges taken seriously, then those males have a powerful incentive to toe the feminist line so as to not even give the appearance of behavior the feminists might classify as sexual aggression. That implies that the feminists get to set the standards for male behavior, while of course also setting standards for their own.
Written By: Billy Hollis
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