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A Rush to Injustice

How Power, Prejudice, Racism, and Political Correctness Overshadowed Truth and Justice in the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

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In this landmark book, Baydoun gives the behind-the-scenes account of the Duke lacrosse rape case from primary sources, and sheds light on the real victims in a case that gripped the nation.
 

The party was planned . . . college friends, booze, even a couple of strippers. But, the revelry the boys were anticipating never happened. Instead of the good time they had hoped for, several members of the Duke University lacrosse team were charged with assault and rape. Amazingly, when the district attorney stepped up to the bank of microphones on a world stage and made his pronouncement, it soulded like an easy verdict. Few suspected that this blockbuster of a news story was based on lies and furthered by private political ambitions.

Seasoned trial lawyer Nader Baydoun, a Duke alumnus, paid close attention to the lacrosse case from the moment it broke. And it wasn't long before he suspected that something was wrong. Baydoun started digging. here's what he and his collaborator, New York Times best-selling author and attorney R. Stephanie Good, found:

  • From the very start, the supposed victim, Crystal Gale Mangum, and her partner, gave highly inconsistent statements
  • District Attorney Mike Nifong never interviewed Mangum about the night of the supposed rape
  • The DA damned the players in the press even after he saw DNA evidence that irrevocably vindicated them
  • Nifong made a deal to keep exculpatory DNA evidence a secret
  • The DA refused to review other evidence that proved the players could not have sexually assaulted Mangum, including rock-solid alibis

These appalling facts, along with many others revealed here, add up to this: At no time was there ever any credible evidence that a rape had occurred―and the DA dragged three innocent young men through a merciless gauntlet for the sole purpose of advancing his political career.

In this landmark book, Baydoun gives the behind-the-scenes account of the Duke lacrosse rape case from primary sources, and sheds light on the real victims in a case that gripped the nation.

Contributor(s) Nader Baydoun , R. Stephanie Good
About the Contributor(s) Nader Baydoun
Nader Baydoun is a trial lawyer practicing with the law firm of Baydoun & Knight in Nashville, Tennessee. Nader has more than thirty years of experience as a lawyer. He graduated from Duke University where he attended on a football scholarship. He is also a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School. His connections to Duke led him to follow the Duke Lacrosse rape case since the story broke. Nader and his wife, Barbara, have three children, Reagan, Joe, and Nick.

R. Stephanie Good
R. Stephanie Good, author of Law School 101: Survival Techniques from Pre-Law to Life as an Attorney, Exposed, and co-author of the New York Times best seller Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise, received her B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She continued her education at Hofstra University School of Law in New York where she earned her Juris Doctor degree and an LL.M. in International Law.
UPC 020049140802
ISBN-10 1595551182
ISBN-13 9781595551184
Publish Date Jun 5, 2007
Weight (lbs) 1.1000
Height 9.30
Width 6.10
Length 288
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $25.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

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