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Mike Nifong - Duke Lacrosse Case - Criticism
... Defense lawyers and media outlets were very critical about how Nifong handled the case ... that the criticisms were a product of a defense strategy to malign the prosecution and intimidate the alleged rape victim ... hooligans" whose "daddies could buy them expensive lawyers." Since early April 2006, however, Nifong has generally refused to talk to the media ...

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