Ex-DA Mike Nifong Apologizes to Duke Lacrosse Players

DA Mike Nifong issued an apology to the three vindicated Duke lacrosse players today in court.

A hearing is ongoing as to whether Nifong committed criminal contempt of court. After the apology, the defense lawyers withdrew their request for sanctions.

Contempt of court is an affront to the dignity of the Court. The court is the victim.

The Judge previously found probable cause to believe that Nifong lied to the court at two pretrial hearings.

If convicted, Nifong could be fined and sentenced to up to 30 days in jail. He has resigned as DA and been ordered disbarred.

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    Punishment not adequate (none / 0) (#1)
    by Rick B on Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 11:52:19 AM EST
    Resigned and disbarred. Obvious first steps.

    Fined and up to 30 days in jail? Not nearly enough. It's a mild slap on the wrist. Too mild.