Michael B. Nifong, the district attorney in Durham, North Carolina, was disbarred and held in contempt of court in 2007 after falsely charging three Duke University lacrosse players with sexual assault. Nifong concealed from the judge and the defense attorneys DNA evidence that exonerated all the lacrosse players. This panel will discuss the ethical issues illustrated by the case and examine possible improvements in the current system for ethical regulation of prosecutors.

Lisa G. Lerman (Panel leader)

R. Michael Cassidy

Angela J. Davis

Katherine E. Jean

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