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Sunday, May 14, 2006

Duke Lacrosse Rape Case Documentation

updated: July 14, 2007

note: This page should be re-titled "Non-Rape" case, but to save the link integrity it is left as is.


July 12, 2007

Findings of fact, Conclusions of Law and Order of Discipline [.pdf, 24 pages]
News & Observer:
State Bar's findings and order disbarring former District Attorney Mike Nifong. [24 pages, .pdf]
Nifong Disbarment Order (July 12) [24 pages, flash]
LieStoppers blog:
Michael B. Nifong is hereby DISBARRED from the practice of law [html]
June 22, 2007
LieStoppers blog:
State Bar V. Nifong: Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law --
NCBar.com: Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law [.pdf, 31 pages]

WRAL: Motion for Sanctions [41 pages]
N&O: Summary of sanctions motion [.pdf, 4 pages]
ABC11-TV/WTVD: Nifong Criminal Motion [.pdf, 3 pages]
June 19, 2007
News & Observer: Nifong: Order [.pdf]
June 18, 2007
LieStoppers blog:
Duke Reaches Settlement with Evans, Finnerty, & Seligmann
June 5, 2007

Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III files memorandum indicating he still "retains control over the case and has the power to discipline lawyers [including Mike Nifong] who appeared before him."
LieStoppers blog:
Judge Smith's Memorandum in the Cause

News & Observer:
Memorandum In The Cause, June 5th, 2007, W. Osmond Smith III [10 pages, PDF]
May 11, 2007

Baker/Chalmers Report -- Durham City Manager Patrick W. Baker released his report on the Durham Police Department’s investigation of the Duke Lacrosse rape allegations.
Downloadable Report (.pdf)
Downloadable Eyewitness Identification Procedures (.pdf)
News & Observer (copies of report):

North Carolina Attorney General's Office - Summary of ConclusionsApril 11, 2007

North Carolina attorney general, Roy Coopeer calls lacrosse trio "innocent":

"... these three individuals [David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann,] are innocent of these charges."

The Smoking Gun: Duke Charges Dropped

April 27, 2007

Attorney General's Office Releases Findings in Duke Lacrosse Case --
The Smoking Gun: Final Duke Rape Report Issues [21 pages]
News & Observer: Report summing up Duke lacrosse investigation by the state Attorney General's office [21 pages, pdf]
WRAL[read the report]: AG Cooper's "Summary of Conclustions" [21 pages, flash]
NC DOJ: Office of AG -- Summary of Conclusions [21 pages, pdf]
March 16, 2007
Brief opposing Mike Nifong's motion to dismiss State Bar complaint (.pdf, 18 pages) [N&O]

March 15, 2007
Brief supporting Mike Nifong's motion to dismiss State Bar complaint (.pdf, 57 pages) [N&O]
Brief in Support of Defendant's Motion to Dismiss (flash, 15 pages) [WRAL]

State Bar's Amended Complaint and Nifong's Answer Merged - Part I — (sections 1 - 181) [LieStoppers]
State Bar's Amended Complaint and Nifong's Answer Merged - Part II — (sections 182 - 287) [LieStoppers]

February 28, 2007
Nifong Response to State Bar Complaint (48 pages, flash format) [WRAL]
Nifong's response to Bar charges - Motion to Dismiss & Answer (49 pages, .pdf) [N&O]

January 24, 2007
NC State Bar v. Michael B. Nifong, Amended Complaint (33 pages, flash format) [WRAL]
Amended complaint against Nifong (.pdf) [N&O]

December 29, 2006
Notice of Intent To Present Expert Testimony (5 page brief of 93-page defense motion) [WRAL] -- Attorneys for defendants filed notice today of their intent to use Brian Meehan, head of DNA Security in Burlington, as their own expert.

December 28, 2006
Letter from Mike Nifong to NC State Bar (7 pages, .pdf) [N&O]

December 28, 2006
The North Carolina State Bar v. Michael B. Nifong (17 pages) [TheSmokingGun.com]
The North Carolina State Bar v. Michael B. Nifong - Complaint ( .pdf format, 17 pages) [News & Observer] -- "Nifong engaged in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation..."

December 22, 2006, filed 11:37 am
Dismissal Notice of Reinstatement (2 pages) [The Smoking Gun] - rape charges are dropped, "she can not at this time testify with certainly that a penis was the body part that penetrated her vagina."
Dismissal Notice of Reinstatement - (.pdf 2 pages) [News & Observer]

December 15, 2006
Pre-trial Hearing (transcript) before W. Osmond Smith III -- [KC Johnson] "A long read but quite interesting. Contains Meehan's testimony, motion for paternity testing, discovery issues, pretrial motions, court calendar, etc."

December 15, 2006
Motion to Change Venue, (.pdf, 31 pages) [News & Observer] -- details the poisoning of the jury pool in Durham, "There exists," the motion states, "within this County among a significant percentage of residents so great a prejudice against the Defendants that they cannot obtain a fair and impartial trial and that a Jury selected from this County will be unable to deliberate on the evidence presented in the courtroom, free from outside influence."

December 14, 2006
Motion to Suppress the Alleged "Identification" of the Defendants by the Accuser (.pdf, 46 pages) [News & Observer] -- "The 43-page motion methodically recounts the day-by-day progress of the investigation and the efforts of police to get a reliable identification from the accuser, an escort service worker who said she was raped by three men at a March lacrosse team party."
News & Observer: Video: Accuser IDs suspects in photo line-up
December 13, 2006
Motion To Compel Discovery: Expert D.N.A. Analysis (.pdf, 17 pages) [News & Observer] -- DNA Security identified DNA from multiple males in the accuser's anus, in her pubic region, and on her panties. Enough of that DNA existed for DNA Security to conclude that none of it matched the Defendants, their teammates on the 2006 Duke University Men's Lacrosse team, or anyone else who submitted a DNA sample in the investigation.

April 6, 2006
The 'listening statement' (scroll down) [The Johnsville News] -- one page advertisement run in the Duke Chronicle on April 6, 2006 by Duke Group of 88. Removed from the Duke African & African American Studies Department website on November 10, 2006.

List of primary documents & evidence related to the Duke lacrosse scandal:
The Duke Administration's Response to Lacrosse Allegations (pdf) [duke.edu, May 4, 2006]


Mr. Kirk J. Osborn court filings for Reade Seligmann [kirkosborn.com]

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