Nifong is nigh fonged
KC Johnson is all over the Mike Nifong hearing, summarizing DNA testimony, establishing chronologies, etc. In short, following every nail as it is driven into a coffin. I'm no lawyer but it looks brutal. You almost feel sorry for Nifong. Almost. It's a reminder of how effectively power can shield deeds which would ordinarily be regarded as outrageous or stupid. Now that Nifong's shield is down the cockroaches are all crawling out of his files.
Some of the nails are being driven into the New York Times. There's probably some justice in this. If Nifong was playing to a gallery, it is proper to ask who was in the gallery.
Crime and Federalism comments, "Mike Nifong has resigned from his position as District Attorney, though he is still a lawyer. This is a tactic no doubt directed at saving his law license. If he had remained District Attorney, the North Carolina State Bar may have concluded that they had to find that he violated ethical rules - if for no other reason than to remove him from office."