Friday, April 13, 2007

Hearing Begins

Mike Nifong arrived four minutes late for the hearing, looking drawn and much thinner than the last time I saw him. Victoria Peterson leaped to the defense table to shake his hand.

15 comments:

michael said...

[Victoria Peterson leaped to the defense table to shake his hand.]

Makes me want to get a bottle of Purelle.

Ricardo said...

When you're down to your last few followers you have to shake hands with anybody you can find! I wonder if he would have shaken hands with KC?

Anonymous said...

When victoria peterson greets you at your bar hearing as your only friend, when a year before your were choking yourself on national television, your life has taken a drastic turn for the worse.

at least some of the heft is coming off that chunky frame.

Soobs said...

He was late? He must have had something very VERY important to attend rather than being on time to try and save his a$$. (end sarcasm)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, no more Big Macs for Mikey.
He needs to fit into that orange jumpsuit, after all.
And public showers are cause for shaping up.

Debrah

Anonymous said...

Soobs--

ROTFLM-T's-O !!!

Debrah

Soobs said...

I'm watching this and I can't tell if Nifong is smirking.....or just pursing his lips. Either way, they need to move the camera.

rc said...

anonymous 4:31's comments are well taken: compare Nifong's and the Duke 3's lives today to just one year ago...how the mighty have fallen.

GPrestonian said...

"Nifong's dog walks into the hearing and pees on Nifong's leg"

Et tu, Spot?

;>)

Anonymous said...

Here's the capsule summary of the Colorado case that came up during the hearing:

The case presented an issue of first impression, namely, the parameters of a prosecutor's ethical duty to disclose exculpatory material to the defense under Colo. R. Prof. Conduct 3.8(d). The complaint charged an assistant district attorney with misconduct in two separate preliminary hearings. In each case, the attorney became aware of exculpatory evidence, and, in each case, she delayed providing it to the defense until after the preliminary hearing. The hearing board found that in both cases the attorney had the time and opportunity to disclose the information prior to the preliminary hearings. The hearing board held that the rule incorporated a broader and more encompassing materiality standard than that required under a Brady constitutional standard. The court, in order not to impose inconsistent obligations upon prosecutors attempting to comply with both procedural rules and rules of professional conduct, declined to adopt the broader standard. The court held that the rule required prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense in advance of any critical stage of the proceeding, but that a prosecutor violated Rule 3.8(d) only if the prosecutor acted intentionally.

Anonymous said...

Reading KC's live-blogging above - it might be more merciful, at this point, to simply flog Nifong.

This is going to be a four-day evisceration. Ouch!

Dianna

Anonymous said...

I don't see how the broadness interpretation helps Nifong, since there were several stages, multiple hearings and multiple discovery motions that occured between April 10th and October when he finally released ONLY the underlying data, never a full report of all findings.

Bye Bye Mikey.

Anonymous said...

Gotta give Victoria credit for being loyal to him. Just about everyone else has abandoned him to his fate. At some point, I think he is going to jump up and start talking. Obviously, neither Witt or Freeman are masters of double speak. John Boultan should be his attorney - he is another master of doouble speak. Can he really be surprised this is happening?

Anonymous said...

4:31 - Good laugh

Joe T. said...

Durham's local vocal homophobe Victoria Peterson. Uh huh. Nifong is the guy the gay Durham People's Alliance supported for election (even AFTER those April DNA test results that should have ended the whole thing right there). I'm gay, too, but even I understand why, in childrens' slang, "gay" has come to mean retarded.