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Judicial misconduct alleged in North Carolina (DukeLax Frame tie-in)
Los Angeles Times ^ | November 18, 2011 | David Zucchino

Posted on 11/18/2011 5:58:06 PM PST by abb

An extraordinary legal shouting match has broken out in Durham, N.C., between the county’s beleaguered local district attorney and its senior Superior Court judge, who has chastised the D.A. in open court.

In a harshly worded court filing, Durham Dist. Atty. Tracey Cline accused Judge Orlando F. Hudson Jr. of "moral turpitude, dishonesty and corruption" and complained that the judge "harbors animosity" toward her and has engaged in "retaliatory conduct" and "gross misconduct."

Court filings are typically written in dry, obtuse legal argot. But Cline’s filing contains unusually accusatory and vituperative language replete with fractured syntax and spelling errors. She wrote that Hudson’s actions "striped away" her rights, and that credibility of the criminal justice system is a "causality" of Hudson’s conduct. She described Hudson’s behavior as "without responsibility or conscious."

Saying crime victims have been "emotionally and relentlessly repeatedly raped" by the judge’s rulings, Cline said she will attempt to have Hudson removed from overseeing criminal cases. She also wrote that she has filed a misconduct complaint against Hudson with the state commission that oversees judges.

Cline's filing, submitted late Thursday, accuses Hudson of "intentional and malicious acts with GROSS UNCONCERN for this conduct and done in BAD FAITH."

Hudson, the senior resident judge in Durham since 1995, has dismissed murder charges in two cases prosecuted by Cline’s office. The judge has ruled that Cline "flagrantly violated" a defendant’s rights in one case, in which Hudson said Cline deliberately misstated facts in court. Cline was elected district attorney in 2008, after former Dist. Atty. Mike Nifong was removed from office and disbarred for falsely accusing Duke University lacrosse players of raping a stripper. Cline was reelected last year after running unopposed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duke; dukelax; durham; nifong
Long-time followers of The DukeLax Frame will recognized these two names. Cline was Nifong's deputy and Hudson is one of the buffoon judges in Durham.
1 posted on 11/18/2011 5:58:09 PM PST by abb
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..

ping


2 posted on 11/18/2011 5:59:01 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Yep. That’s how we roll here in Zimbabwe With a Ballpark.

I sat on a jury here four years ago. The Durham PD and the DA took what looked like a slam-dunk prosecution for possession of crack with intent to distribute and totally blew it. It took us less than an hour to find the defendant innocent on all charges, thanks to the DPD’s and FBI’s utter incompetence. The DPD, the DA’s office, the judges, all of them seem to be either corrupt or incompetent. But that’s to be expected in the land of one-party rule and where race trumps everything.

}:-)4


3 posted on 11/18/2011 6:03:05 PM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: abb

Also, we apparently elect DAs that spell at a seventh-grade level when they aren’t being corrupt and pandering.

}:-)4


4 posted on 11/18/2011 6:04:40 PM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: abb

ATV. (Always the Victim)

5 posted on 11/18/2011 6:06:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: Moose4
"the judges, all of them seem to be either corrupt or incompetent."

Perhaps they are both corrupt and incompetent.

Why would any sane person live anywhere new a big American liberal city?

6 posted on 11/18/2011 6:13:10 PM PST by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / The democrat party "Can Go Straight To Hell".)
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To: abb

La de da Da Judge, La de Da da DA, La de Da da da.,


7 posted on 11/18/2011 6:36:15 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Moose4

One of the stupidest things I ever did in the 1970s was to help a young black guy fill out an application to be a teacher in some miserable Deep South school district looking for black applicants. He got the job.

He was a very sweet person, was actually graduating from a local college...but had fifth grade writing skills at best and had probably only gotten through college by having friendly white people do his work for him.

I thought he might be good for the kids because he was a genuinely nice person. But sadly, I think that I probably just helped perpetuate black quasi-literacy, to the great detriment of people who probably would have been smart enough to actually make it on their own if they had been taught by qualified people (of any color) and held to the same standards as people of any color.


8 posted on 11/18/2011 6:37:55 PM PST by livius
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Where did these clowns get their law degrees?


9 posted on 11/18/2011 6:45:35 PM PST by secret garden (Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few - W. Churchill)
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10 posted on 11/18/2011 7:01:43 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: secret garden

The prize package in Cracka Jax.


11 posted on 11/18/2011 7:03:03 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: secret garden

somewhere in soCal, the heart of the liberal jury system


12 posted on 11/18/2011 7:05:38 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: livius

I once helped a Black Lawyer fill out a fairly routine federal tax form. He had a degree from Yale and is now a federal judge.

The guy actually wasn’t dumb but I still thought it odd that a lawyer needed help filling out a form.


13 posted on 11/18/2011 7:06:56 PM PST by yarddog
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To: abb

One sentence to sum it up:

“A Pox On Both Their Houses”


14 posted on 11/18/2011 7:20:32 PM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain, a God-fearing, Jesus-loving, Constitution-honoring PATRIOT.)
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To: abb
I made the mistake of moving to North Carolina.
I quickly moved back to Florida, as soon as I could.
I was there when the “Duke” case started.
Drugged out black stripper hooked up with dirty liberal DA running for another term of office in Durham, and the entire local “government” fully expected the innocent wealthy young white men to meekly allow themselves to be railroaded by blatantly false public accusations of rape.

Nifong expected them to quietly settle out of court, after he and the stripper dragged them through public media hell for their own purposes.
Surprise!
The men fought back.
It is very important to note that the accused were not merely adjudicated “not guilty”, they were judged to be innocent, and were cleared of all charges.
They were also proclaimed by the court to be victims of serious prosecutorial abuse, committed by the DA, Nifong.

IMHO, the same insane mentality is in play against Herman Cain.
He needs to fight back hard against the false political premise that unproven “accusations” equal truth,or justice.

15 posted on 11/18/2011 7:36:00 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: abb
Here are some samples of Cline's writing:

http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/2011/09/tracey-cline-durhams-rick-perry-contd.html

I don't think that the Rick Perry comparison is appropriate, but the quotes say plenty about Cline. Click the images showing the quotes to enlarge them.

16 posted on 11/18/2011 7:36:17 PM PST by TChad
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To: abb

Seriously, how do these people, and for that matter, Barack and Michelle Obama, pass the bar exam? Is there rampant cheating going on? Do they pay others to take the exam for them? Does a sympathetic political ally “fix” the results? I really cannot figure it out.


17 posted on 11/18/2011 8:13:23 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: nkycincinnatikid

18 posted on 11/18/2011 8:14:06 PM PST by Zakeet (If Obama had half a brain, his butt would be lopsided)
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To: Moose4

Yep. That’s how we roll here in Zimbabwe With a Ballpark.

A very apt description ... a real side splitter!


19 posted on 11/18/2011 8:34:31 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: abb

I’ve heard of cases or laws being thrown out because of a misplaced comma, I guess these spelling errors are okay though?

The Grammar Police should arrest that crazy lady. lol


20 posted on 11/18/2011 9:27:26 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: secret garden

NC Central School of Law. In Durham of course.


21 posted on 11/18/2011 10:00:10 PM PST by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: abb

Just wow. This woman is actually a District Attorney. I wonder about the competency of her personnel.


22 posted on 11/19/2011 3:06:26 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: secret garden

The real question would seem to be How do they pass the bar exam?


23 posted on 11/19/2011 3:50:39 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: abb

Pathetic. She has a law degree?


24 posted on 11/19/2011 4:17:39 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Enterprise

Some updates.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/19/1654930/state-bar-looking-at-cline.html
Published Sat, Nov 19, 2011 03:49 AM
State Bar looking at Cline
BY J. ANDREW CURLISS - acurliss@newsobserver.com

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/16488618/article-Judge-says-state-violated-the-rights-of-Dorman-?instance=homethirdleft
Judge says state violated the rights of Dorman
11.18.11 - 07:30 pm
BY BETH VELLIQUETTE

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/16488468/article-DA-calls-for-Hudson-to-be-removed-from-Durham-cases-?instance=homesecondleft
DA calls for Hudson to be removed from Durham cases
11.18.11 - 07:02 pm
BY BETH VELLIQUETTE


25 posted on 11/19/2011 4:24:23 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
""I have never, never seen anything like it," said Burley Mitchell, a former prosecutor, trial judge and chief justice of the state Supreme Court."

It's called the fruits of affirmative action Judge.

26 posted on 11/19/2011 4:30:02 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: secret garden
Where did these clowns get their law degrees?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I was thinking the same. How do they pass the bar? Isn't the bar exam supposed to be blind to the person's identity?

27 posted on 11/19/2011 4:33:14 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: secret garden

Most likely Carolina Central University, alma mater of Crystal Magnum. Central is a Black state university in Durham. Having met a number of people who graduated from there particularly the education dept I think it needs a serious revamping if not closed.


28 posted on 11/19/2011 4:54:56 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: secret garden

Most likely Carolina Central University, alma mater of Crystal Magnum. Central is a Black state university in Durham. Having met a number of people who graduated from there particularly the education dept I think it needs a serious revamping if not closed.


29 posted on 11/19/2011 4:55:08 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: secret garden

Most likely Carolina Central University, alma mater of Crystal Magnum. Central is a Black state university in Durham. Having met a number of people who graduated from there particularly the education dept I think it needs a serious revamping if not closed.


30 posted on 11/19/2011 4:55:08 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: wintertime

See my 28, 29, or 30.


31 posted on 11/19/2011 4:57:42 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Enterprise

Actually, we here at FRee Republic recognized the endemic rot of the Durham “Justice System” 5 1/2 years ago - in the spring of 2006 - when the attempted lynching of Colin Finnerty, Reade Seligmann, and Dave Evans took place.

What’s amazing is that the malefactors were able to keep it so well hidden since then.


32 posted on 11/19/2011 5:21:21 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

She could’ve saved a whole bunch of time typing up that brief and just file it as a one-page document saying “OH NO YOU DI’NT!”.

}:-)4


33 posted on 11/19/2011 5:34:12 AM PST by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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To: abb

Between Cline and Hudson, who would win the spelling Bee?


34 posted on 11/19/2011 8:20:11 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: yarddog

Geithner could have used your help.


35 posted on 11/19/2011 11:30:49 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: abb

That was an astounding response by any group of people. I think the FREEPERS were the most perceptive and insightful of watchers defending the players. I sent an e-mail to their support site and informed them that I thought there was a lot of good ideas and support here. I’ve been suspicious of the system in Durham since then and it looks like not a whole lot changed. But the people get what they vote for I guess.


36 posted on 11/19/2011 4:54:45 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Update.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/19/1655157/cline-says-shes-facing-a-conspiracy.html

Cline says she’s facing a conspiracy

District Attorney Tracey Cline continued her attack on Durham’s top judge in a lengthy court filing made public Friday that accused Orlando Hudson of heading a conspiracy to discredit and punish her.

In a 285-page motion packed with passionate and personal attacks, Cline asked Hudson to remove himself from all pending criminal cases in Durham because of his rulings against Cline in several high-profile cases.

Hudson has the “reprobate mind of a monarch” who inappropriately tried “to intimidate, control and dictate the discretion of the district attorney.”


40 posted on 11/20/2011 12:47:15 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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