Prosecutorial Misconduct
Professor James R. Elkins College of Law
West Virginia University|Spring|2012|



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Tracey Cline: Durham, N.C. District Attorney

Lacrosse Case Likely to Play Role in Durham DA's Race
WRAL TV News video: 1:52 mins. February 1, 2008. Mike Nifong resigned as Durham, North Carolina DA and was disbarred. The Duke lacrosse case is expected to be a factor in the upcoming district attorney's race in which Tracey Cline and Freda Black, among others, will run for the office.

Cline Wins Durham DA Race
WRAL TV News video: 2:39 mins. May 6, 2008

Durham district attorney candidates' race to restore city's trust
WRAL TV News video: 3:55 mins. May 6, 2008

Durham DA says judge biased against her
WRAL TV News video: 2:41 mins. November 18, 2012

Judicial fight hasn't yet disrupted Durham courts
WRAL News video: 2:29 mins. November 22, 2011

Peterson discusses quest for new trial
WRAL TV News interview: 21:43 mins. December 2, 2011

Issue involving ex-SBI agent complicates Peterson hearing
WRAL News video: 2:09 mins. December 2, 2011

Feud between judge, Durham DA goes to court
WRAL TV News video: 3:06 mins. December 5, 2011

[Tracey Cline's problems are entwined with the Michael Peterson case]

Durham DA Tracey Cline hearing against Judge Orlando Hudson
December 11, 2011: 1:30 mins. Judge Carl Fox hears arguments regarding Durham DA Cline's attempt to stop Judge Hudson from hearing her cases.

Criticism of judge could jeopardize DA's job
WRAL TV News video: 2:29 mins. January 10, 2012

Durham DA's fate to be decided by judge or State Bar
WRAL TV News video: 2:23 mins. January 19, 2012

Cline's accusations earn her suspension
WRAL News video: 3:17 mins. January 28, 2012

Judge postpones hearing on Durham DA
WRAL News video (hearing): 56:11 mins. February 13, 2012

Illness, lack of attorney gets Durham DA extra week
WRAL News video: 2:24 mins. February 13, 2012

Hearing to decide DA Cline's fate delayed
ABC 11 News video: 2:10 mins. February 13, 2012

Judge: No more delays in Durham DA hearing
Hearing on WRAL TV News video: 26:57 mins. February 17, 2012. The Judge oulined the nature of the inquiry of the hearing scheduled for Monday, February 20, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Counsel representing Tracey Cline requested a delay in the scheduled hearing. That request was denied.

Removal Hearing: February 20, 2012

Lawyer seeks removal of Durham DA [pt.1]
Hearing on WRAL TV News (of inquiry proceeding): 2 hrs. 51 mins. February 20, 2012. [22 mins. extending from 1 hr. 21 mins to 1 hr. 43 mins. no video during a break in the proceedings] Defense attorney Kerry Sutton presented evidence Monday to support her motion that Durham County District Attorney Tracey Cline has damaged the court system's reputation by making unfounded accusations of misconduct against the county's senior judge.

Lawyer seeks removal of Durham D: Pt2 [35:52 mins.]

Witnesses attack Durham DA's credibility
WRAL News video: 2:35 mins. February 20, 2012. Veteran lawyers and others testified in a rare judicial hearing that Durham County District Attorney's attacks on a judge have undermined their confidence in her abilities.

Durham DA regrets harsh criticisms of judge
WRAL News video: 2:23 mins. February 24, 2012.

Suspended DA Cline gives emotional testimony
NBC 17 News video: 1:02 mins. February 24, 2012. Continued news about the Tracey Cline removal from officer hearing.

Removal Hearing: Friday, February 24, 2012

Inquiry Hearing On Cline's Removal Continues
WRAL video of hearing: 3 hrs. 6 mins. February 24, 2012.

Inquiry Hearing On Cline's Removal [Part2]
WRAL video of hearing: 2 hrs. 38 mins. February 24, 2012

Removal Hearing: Monday, February 27, 2012

Inquiry Hearing on Cline's Removal [Part I]
WRAL video of hearing: 1 hr. 11 mins. February 27, 2012

Inquiry Hearing on Cline's Removal [Part 2]
WRAL video of hearing: 1 hr. 36 mins. February 27, 2012

Inquiry Hearing on Cline's Removal [Part 3]
WRAL video of hearing: 2 hrs. 36 mins. February 27, 2012

Removal Hearing: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Inquiry Hearing on Cline's Removal (Closing Arguments)
WRAL video of hearing: 2 hrs. 43 mins. February 29, 2012

Removal Hearing: Friday, March 2, 2012
Decision of Judge Hobgood in the Inquiry Hearing: Tracey Cline Has Been Ordered Removed From Office
WRAL video of hearing. 59:27 mins. March 2, 2012

Judge Hobgood's Dismissal Ruling
Filed, March 2, 2012

Judge removes Durham DA Cline from post
WRAL news video: 5:13 mins. March 2, 2012