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Judge suspends (Durham County NC DA) Cline; hearing set on removal
(Raleigh, NC) News and Observer ^ | 27 January 2012 | J. Andrew Curless

Posted on 01/28/2012 2:28:37 PM PST by Moose4

DURHAM -- District Attorney Tracey Cline was immediately suspended from office late Friday after a judge found probable cause that she has engaged in ongoing attacks on a Durham judge that are "prejudicial to the administration of justice" and bring her office into disrepute.

Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood of Franklin County suspended Cline under a rarely used state law. He ordered a hearing for Feb. 13 to determine whether Cline will be permanently removed from the elected office she has held since 2009.

Hobgood was not required to suspend Cline before next month's hearing, but he invoked that option. Through a judicial assistant, he declined to comment.

Cline will continue to receive her salary during the suspension.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: dukelax; durham; nifong
Tracey Cline is the current Durham County, North Carolina DA, elected in the wake of disbarred Duke lacrosse scandal DA Mike Nifong's epic collapse. She has gone on the warpath against one of the district Superior Court judges, vowing to get him removed from the bench "at all costs" and writing poorly-spelled specious complaints about him to the State Bar and other judicial authorities.

A local lawyer filed a complaint against her; it was referred to an out-of-county judge not involved in the fracas, and he ruled yesterday that she be suspended pending the outcome of a hearing where he decides whether or not she gets removed.

Interesting (and rarely here in Zimbabwe With a Ballpark), the race card can't be played in this discussion. Both Cline and Orlando Hudson, the judge, are black. I think she's playing the sex card instead, as she is female and Hudson is male.

Just another day in Durham. Maybe The Fong can get his law license back and run again! He'd get at least 30% of the vote, and the only reason he'd lose is not the miscarriage of justice he committed, but that he didn't make the indictments against the lacrosse players stick.

}:-)4

1 posted on 01/28/2012 2:28:43 PM PST by Moose4
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To: Moose4

Wow. That’s a real upstanding series of D.A.s that Durham has had recently. (rme)

So if she is removed from office, will that also disbar her?


2 posted on 01/28/2012 3:00:22 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: Moose4

I would love to see her out on her ear.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 3:07:27 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: RikaStrom

I don’t know. I don’t think that it would automatically, as that’s handled by the state Bar Association. Now if she gets thrown out, would they try to disbar her? Quite possibly, I don’t know how that all works. I also wonder if she’d be able to run for DA again this November if she got removed.

More information below from the local Durham newspaper, the Herald-Sun, which has been very quiet about this, as indeed they were about Nifong’s massive malfeasance in the Duke lacrosse case.

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/17318773/article-DA-Cline-suspended—hearing-scheduled-on-whether-she-keeps-job?

}:-)4


4 posted on 01/28/2012 3:32:01 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: MrEdd

This Herald-Sun article’s got more information on the Kerry Sutton motion that Judge Hobgood used to suspend DA Cline. I’ve always known the Durham DA’s office is “the gang that can’t shoot straight,” but this is ridiculous.

http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/17219963/article-Attorney-files-to-have-DA-Cline-removed-from-office?

}:-)4


5 posted on 01/28/2012 3:34:52 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

Indirectly related to Duke LAX ping. More judicial fun here in the Bull City, featuring Mike Nifong’s successor!

}:-)4


6 posted on 01/28/2012 3:36:00 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: Moose4

You sure live in a weird place.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 3:44:29 PM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: Moose4

Yes. I posted this story late yesterday afternoon.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 4:00:05 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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9 posted on 01/28/2012 4:13:49 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Moose4
Belief of it oppresses me already...
10 posted on 01/28/2012 4:21:19 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Moose4

I just read the entire article. Very interesting. Cline comes off as a total kook who somehow landed the DA position.


11 posted on 01/28/2012 5:07:36 PM PST by Shannon
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To: Shannon

But she A) somehow managed to get a law degree and pass the bar exam, and B) has sufficient skin melanin content. Why would you expect any further qualifications would be necessary to the Durham electorate?


12 posted on 01/28/2012 5:17:43 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Moose4
I feel for the City of Durham. They will probably have to AGAIN endure the wrath and bull $hit from the likes of Je$$e Jackson, Rev Al and the New Black Panthers. Plus, this time they have Eric Holder, who will no doubt send 20 or 30 black U.S. Attorney's down there to file charges against Superior Court Judge Robert H. Hobgood.

On a similar note....I wonder if Je$$e ever actually sprung for the promised free 4 year education for the hooker who filed rape charges against the LaCross players? Guess not, since she is in prison and would have trouble making it to her daily classes at Duke.

13 posted on 01/28/2012 5:18:16 PM PST by jmax
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To: Moose4

Zimbabwe With a Ballpark

Not Detroit?


14 posted on 01/28/2012 6:40:21 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Moose4
Wow, long overdue.

Every once in a while I go back to read the blog at http://durhamwonderland.blogspot.com/ to follow up on the reverberations from the Duke lacrosse fiasco, and continue to be gobsmacked by the idiocy that still runs rampant in Durham, both in the government and in the academy.

15 posted on 01/28/2012 7:52:34 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Zeppo

It appears this D.A. is not only in way over her head, but she has some mental issues, as well.


16 posted on 01/28/2012 8:22:12 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: Krankor
It appears this D.A. is not only in way over her head, but she has some mental issues, as well.

The day Tracey Cline was elected to the district attorney's office was probably the first day in her life she was proud of her country...

17 posted on 01/28/2012 8:37:21 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Moose4

Just wow. For some reason I thought Kerry Sutton was a male. That Cline woman though, mercy.

I would be embarrassed to say I was from the Durham DA’s office after all of this, I can’t imagine what is going through their minds...although they did have the wonderful example of Nifong to follow. (Shakes head)


18 posted on 01/28/2012 8:40:25 PM PST by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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To: okie01
Here are some fascinating emails between Cline and the newspaper doing a series of articles about her.
Click
She definitely has issues.
19 posted on 01/28/2012 8:51:20 PM PST by Krankor (It's time you started thinking inside your head, that you should you stand up and fight.)
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To: jmax

I don’t know if Jackson paid, but she graduated from college, not Duke though... Carolina Central, which is where I suspect this DA is also an alum. BTW Crystal’s degree was in criminology, I kid you not.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 9:02:12 PM 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: kalee

Criminology???????? The professors probably stood her up in front of the class and used her as “Show and Tell”.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 9:38:05 PM PST by jmax
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To: Moose4

Cline will continue to receive her salary during the suspension.......

Govt work....only place you can suspended With pay....try that in private sector.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 9:48:42 PM PST by justkillingtime
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To: jmax

Truth is stranger than fiction, huh?


23 posted on 01/28/2012 11:07:01 PM 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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