And she also had this exchange:
Q: Is it your testimony that Mike Nifong currently enjoys a reputation for truthfulness?I'd say that Judge Morey was a particularly appropriate witness on behalf of DA Cline.
A: I think he does.
Update, 3.22pm: Cline might have just lost any chance to get hired by a Group of 88-dominated department if she's removed from her position: she suggested that people can claim racism when it's not there, and in so doing can disturb efforts to combat real racism.
That answer, alas, came as part of a give & take in which Cline refused to back down on any of the specific words she used in her anti-Hudson motions.
Update, 3.14pm: Cline continues to insist that everything in all of her filings is true, and says that she has no regrets about her decision to file complaints against Hudson.
The hearing continues:
Cline insisted this morning that she was unfairly criticized by the News & Observer, repeating complaints she has lodged for months despite evidence that she is wrong in her assertions.
"I’m not saying I disagree with them. I’m saying they were false," Cline said. The N&O stands by its reports.
Editors at the N&O refuted Cline's assertions that it failed to report the district attorney's office provided rough notes from the SBI in a case that has since been dismissed. Last summer, Cline backed down from that after being shown the exact passage in the article that details that information. Use the controls on the right side of this page to listen to audio of that interview.
This morning, Cline again asserts that the N&O left out that piece of information.
Cline also refused to back down from assertions that N&O reporter J. Andrew Curliss was held in contempt of court in the Allen matter, even though an assistant clerk testified last week that there's no evidence of that anywhere in the court file or in the database of criminal charges.
Cline admitted she never checked the file to look for any contempt filings for Curliss. Still, she insists he was charged.