The announcement today that rape charges were dropped against three students in the now famous case, came a bit late for the three students, whose lives were thrown into turmoil , and The Duke Lacrosse team who had a season thrown away for no reason. This dismissal comes as no surprise to the legal community, the dismissal of the remaining charges will garner smaller headlines. How much attention will now be focused on the prosecutor, who will now himself be the subject of an investigation? The behavior of the prosecutor ordinarily would not be challenged in a case where the defendants are found to be not guilty. The prosecutor may be the subject of rights violation charges, when his errors are of such magnitude, that someone of his legal experience clearly should have known better. The end of the prosecutions case in this matter will be the beginning of the investigation of the real case here – a political prosecution, and the incompetence of an elected official.

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