The Duke lacrosse players have put on the shoes of truth. Now, William L. Anderson puts on the shoes of the lying Durham District Attorney, Mike Nifong, and breaks down how Nifong might try to pull off his hoax at a trial:
I believe that Nifong has no intention of arguing the evidence, at least the evidence that most of us have seen. Instead, he will use the magic of the law to make the exculpatory evidence literally disappear – all with the help of a judge who also faces re-election in Durham County this year. Here is how it will work:He proposes "rape shield" laws to dismiss any exculpatory evidence that might explain why Mangum had vaginal "redness" or that she had sex with multiple partners shortly before that particular night, and the judge accedes to his demands....the second problem, and that is attempting to convince a jury that Seligmann, Finnerty and Evans are guilty of rape. Seligmann’s alibi is best known, and consists of solid evidence that demonstrates he was not even in the building when Nifong claims the "rape" was committed. Thus:Nifong uses dishonest methods to undercut the strong alibis given by the accused...
It's hard to say if this recent shoe fetish will go away.
Criminal Prosecution: How Michael Nifong Intends To Frame the Duke Defendants [William L. Anderson | LewRockwell.com, July 22, 2006]
Duke Lacrosse Case [TJN Archive]