Though five years have passed since North Carolina’s attorney general exonerated three former Duke University lacrosse players of phony rape allegations, the lawsuits they filed against the prosecutor, the city of Durham, its top administrators and law enforcement officers remain open in federal court.But on Monday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that takes the heft out of much of the former players’ claims.
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The Architect, 12/18/2012 10:10:19 AM (No. 9072449)
I would argue that those players not charged are still tainted because of their affiliation with the team. I remember the media lynch mob at that time and they were collective in their denouncement of the lacrosse team. I find it disgusting that the city attorney is "heartened" that the city does not have to pay the students whose reputations have been tainted or ruined. As with all lawyers, legal is what you can get away with, not necessarily justice or moral.
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The Architect, 12/18/2012 10:12:07 AM (No. 9072453)
By the way, the professors who took out a full page add in the local paper condemning the players have not suffered one bit for the defamation they provided to the mix. They´re still on staff and have not had so much as a reprimand.
#6: the team members who were not charged were smeared as well. They also lost their entire lacrosse season without due process and had to submit to an early investigation that threw them to the wolves.
FTA: In the 58-page ruling released Monday, the appeals court also threw out all federal claims filed by the team members who were not charged criminally.
To me, that leaves the 3 who were charged with rape with intact federal cases. Its really sad that reporting today is soooo poor that 2 different people reading the story come away with different understandings of the primary information being conveyed.
#6, I read it and my conclusion is the same as before I started reading it. You seriously think that every member of that accused team did not suffer extreme anguish over the charges that the despicable DA, the college faculty, the city and just about every media outlet in the world, threw at them? This article STILL doesn´t explain their innocence or defend them. Perhaps if more real and imagined filth about US Appeals Court judges started being played in the media day and night for months, maybe THEN there would be actual justice instead of the system covering itself. I guess the ´good´ news is supposed to be the fact that the incompetent, PC city officials responsible for the mess have the court costs covered by insurance.
The entire school was damaged. This needs to go to the Supremes. You can´t let this slide, when we have evil in control. It could become legal protection for future liars... After they destroy lives. With a marxist regime in control.. we can´t risk it.
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