The district attorney who drove the Duke
lacrosse sexual assault case could end up losing much more than the
opportunity to try a case he still believes in.
Mike Nifong was forced by allegations of prosecutorial
misconduct to recuse himself from the case.
His missteps of the past 10 months have the potential to end a
career that started nearly three decades ago.
James Coleman is a Duke University law professor and frequent
Nifong critic. He says "You don't easily recover from something
The state attorney general -- at Nifong's request -- has agreed
to take the case.
Now, Nifong must defend himself against ethics charges that
could lead to his disbarment.