Duke Lacrosse Players Sue Duke, Government Officials
The Duke lacrosse players are now suing Duke, its president, and various government officials. They were belatedly recognized as innocent after months of being branded as gang rapists by disgraced former prosecutor Michael Nifong, who lied and attempted to conceal exculpatory evidence. Duke University’s administration treated the players as presumptively guilty based on their race, and tolerated retaliation and physical intimidation of the players, even though it knew from the very beginning that the allegations were very weak, wildly inconsistent and implausible, and contradicted by abundant evidence.
Overlawyered discusses the suit in Carrington v. Duke University here. I discuss additional laws that Duke violated, and for which it can be sued, here.