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Duke Lawyers Want Web Site Shut Down

Posted April 15, 2008

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— Duke University attorneys said they planned to ask a federal judge on Tuesday to pull the plug on a Web site that supports a group of former lacrosse players suing the school.

Dukelawsuit.com supports the former players, claiming their reputations were tarnished by false allegations.

Duke's attorneys want the site shut down, arguing it and various statements from the plaintiffs could unfairly prejudice the case.

Attorneys do not expect a decision Tuesday.

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  • lovinlife2010 Apr 15, 2008

    "Duke Lawsuit - Accountability. Responsibility. Change."

    The title on the website! Couldn't have said it better myself!! GREAT JOB!

  • lovinlife2010 Apr 15, 2008

    Granted ... i am a HUGE Duke fan ... always will be ... but REALLY?? this doesn't surprise me! If I were SO WRONG in assuming, and threw members of my school under a BUS I wouldn't want it to be thrown in my face either! They know they were wrong, and they want to just sweep it under the rug and move on! And personally ... i think that's what wrong with a lot of stuff these days! If things were made MORE KNOWN and MORE people were embarassed by their actions ... i think things like this would be less likely to happen!

  • iron fist Apr 15, 2008

    Lawyers can challenge some of the jury panel but I don't think they can dimiss them all without proof they have been influenced in some way. For or against. I don't think all the panel will say they have been influenced. Some may want to serve on the jury for personal reasons. I am not one of them, I want nothing to do with this case.

  • colliedave Apr 15, 2008

    Duke's attorneys want the site shut down, arguing it and various statements from the plaintiffs could unfairly prejudice the case.

    Don't lawyers have a certain number of pre-emptive challenges in selecting a jury to exempt individuals who may of been influenced by the site,

  • x Apr 15, 2008

    The Duke leaders or those making decisions on behalf of the University, need to go figure out a way to put these cases behind them before they get into the courts. Duke is going to loose and the city of Durham is going to loose its cases, too. Continuing to allow this festering piece of history to stay in the media forefront is a huge mistake AND, trying to get the courts to shut down the website only adds fuel to the constitutional fire. Is there any common sense left in Durham/Duke?

  • OrdinaryCitizen Apr 15, 2008

    "When the GANG of 88 apologizes, Duke may have a leg to stand on. Otherwise...SUCK IT UP!"

    Absolutely Agree!!!!

  • aoakley336 Apr 15, 2008

    All I ask is that nobody lets their athletic affiliations get in the way in this discussion. I have very close ties to Duke & I am saddened by the way this was handled. The university should be ashamed of itself & Brodhead & the group of 88 deserve everything that they get. I'd say the same thing if this had happened at UNC or NC State. It doesn't matter the place, its just a shame that it happened. I hope Duke can try their best to heal the wounds & be more careful in the future. Alleva's gone, now Brodhead needs to be next.

  • PaulRevere Apr 15, 2008

    When the GANG of 88 apologizes, Duke may have a leg to stand on. Otherwise...SUCK IT UP!

  • Duke 79 Apr 15, 2008

    So you think strippers don't go to "religious colleges?" You must have forgotten about the WOMEN'S Lacrosse stripper party with the male stripper (pictures posted on the internet, etc.) at Catholic University in May 2006.

  • jonesextra Apr 15, 2008

    Last time I heard, Duke had a divinity school.

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