Thursday, August 31, 2006


It goes without saying that Mike Nifong has used the lacrosse case to make a mockery of justice. I'm a historian of Congress; almost all of my scholarship deals, in one way or another, with the signifciance of understanding the relationship between procedure and policy outcomes. So it has been distressing to see important segments of the media--led locally by the Durham Herald-Sun and nationally by CBS legal commentator Andrew Cohen--implicitly suggest that a prosecutor following procedures is of little or no relevance of our legal system.

That said, those who mock justice expose themselves to mockery in turn; and no website has demonstrated a more piercing wit than Liestoppers. Some of the site's best parodies:
My personal favorite came when Liestoppers "Nifonged" the Group of 88.

This case is so depressing that it's good to occasionally view events in Durham through a light-hearted lens.


Anonymous said...

I like the way LieStoppers hits hard on the evidence, and then makes you laugh. It livens things up, and it must drive Nifong (and Gottlieb) up the wall.

LieStoppers said...

Thank you for the kind words.

Anonymous said...

Mike Nifong will be reelected as DA and the voters are going to lock it in for him. Mike Nifong will also WIN this case against the dukies and the jury will find them guilty, guilty, guilty. Now, chew on that for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Oh, please . . . an opinion.