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Friday, November 2, 2007

Duke Case — Conservative Union Asks Group of 88 to Apologize

Today's items - updated:

Duke Conservative Union / advertisement / Duke Chronicle:

Duke Conservative Union, paid advertisement November 2, 2007

"The faculty who signed the April 6 advertisement (and its “clarifier”), students who rushed to judgment and condemned the lacrosse team, and all others who abandoned valued members of our community in their darkest hour need to reach out and apologize. President Brodhead set the right example in his speech at the law school. Is it really that hard to do the same? As long as these individuals remain silent, we can only assume that which would be most deplorable: They still do not realize that their actions were wrong and hurtful; that their judgment was incorrect. We hope this is not the case."
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discussion:
KC Johnson:
Updates: Linwood--No To Feds!

LieStoppers forum:
Duke Conservative Union Calls for Reconciliation, Full Page Ad in Chronicle Asks Apologies
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LieStoppers blog:
Stuart Taylor at Duke Tonight! -- Love Auditorium (LSRC B101) . . . Book signing begins at 6pm . . . Speech begins at 7pm

John in Carolina:
Taylor on Duke's "Rogue's Gallery"

John in Carolina:

What’s a private attorney general?
-- A private attorney general is a private party in the United States who brings a lawsuit that is considered to be in the public interest, i.e. benefiting the general public and not just the plaintiff. [...]
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Stuart Taylor interview / News Hour transcript / PBS.org:
Book Takes Closer Look at Duke Lacrosse Rape Case -- Legal journalist Stuart Taylor discusses his new book, "Until Proven Innocent," which takes a deeper look at the controversy surrounding the Duke University Lacrosse team rape case. --

JEFFREY BROWN: You suggest that the flaws in this case were apparent from the very beginning from the police investigation. Give us a good example.

STUART TAYLOR: The woman who ended up claiming she'd been raped didn't say anything about it for 90 minutes. She first claimed she has been raped while she was being checked into a mental hospital for involuntary confinement. That was her ticket out.

As soon as she was out, she recanted the rape allegation and told Sergeant John Shelton, "No, I wasn't raped." And while he was calling that in, somebody says, "Well, she's changed it again. During the course of the night, she said she had been raped by 20 men, five men, three men, four men, take your pick."

And her story continued to be wild and crazy and inconsistent and implausible, self-contradictory and contradicted by all medical evidence from that point forward. None of the police at the hospital believed her. [...]
related:
PBS.org: Video of Stuart Taylor Interview
PBS.org: audio

discussion:
LieStoppers blog:
Stuart Taylor on NPR Online News

LieStoppers forum:
Taylor on PBS
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Very Interesting Rumors

Michael Gaynor / WebCommentary:
Duke Case: Federal Investigation, Finally? -- According to Concerned Citizen, AAG Coman told her that the accuser needed to be locked up so she could never harm anyone else ever again. [...]
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