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  • Sherlock Feb 14, 9:51 a.m.

    Why did she not attnd the hearing? She knows the truth and did not what to hear it all again.

  • highvolt1 Feb 13, 7:40 p.m.

    I bet both of them think they are squeaky clean. In their own mind

  • ylmclean73 Feb 13, 7:28 p.m.

    cline deserves a second chance. You out there would want someone to give you a second chance. Right?

    She definitely does not deserve a second chance as a lawyer. As a lawyer you have the ability to save/ruin peoples lives and her actions were unforgiveable. hiding evidence and with holding damaging evidence to the prosecution from the defense is incredibly irresponsible and immoral. She got what she deserved and the people of Durham are better off for it. When you have a position as powerful and important as hers you do not deserve a second chance when you make huge ethical and moral mistakes and violations while

    Its amazing so many of you think she did something wrong. I'm sure he did everything she said he did. You think any sitting Judge is going to admit that another sitting Judge did something wrong?That hearing was a waste of time. Next time the Police Dept is accused of brutality why don't they just let the Sheriff Dept determine if they did anything wrong?

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 13, 7:22 p.m.

    Don't be like Cline and just make stuff up... provide something concrete against Hudson.

    seankelly15
    February 13, 2013 6:13 p.m.______________________ Just wondering, didn't the court of appeals ruled against his ruling on that case?

  • samr Feb 13, 6:27 p.m.

    A woman calls out behavior by a judge and she gets castigated. Wow, only in NC!!

    michaelllee11

    She filed motions that she KNEW to be false and used her previous relationship with Judge Hardin to get him to sign them. Even IF her statements about Hudson is deemed to be free speech, she did plenty of other things that brought the Durham DA's office into disrepute.

  • seankelly15 Feb 13, 6:13 p.m.

    faycop4ncstate - " however it would seem to be protected speech for someone to reasonably form the opinion that a judge who constantly makes legal decisions wholly inconsistent with statute and established case law in the favor of criminal defendants that results in dismissal of serious felony charges is corrupt. Has Judge Hudson been investigated? Does he care to provide an explanation as to why he can’t seem to understand basic statutes and legal principles despite being the Resident Superior Court Judge?"

    You are as daft as she is. Name ONE instance where "statute and established case law" was not observed by Hudson. And, don't bring up the cremation story - it has been explained to you why what Cline did was wrong and because of what she did she left Hudson with no choice but to dismiss the case. Don't be like Cline and just make stuff up... provide something concrete against Hudson.

  • michaelllee11 Feb 13, 6:02 p.m.

    A woman calls out behavior by a judge and she gets castigated. Wow, only in NC!!

  • Geez Louise Feb 13, 5:26 p.m.

    All a bunch of lawyers trying to out-yell the others.

  • rachel Feb 13, 5:22 p.m.

    bottom line-in this state, the boss has the right to fire you-and she was fired-end of way too costly story.

  • BANMD Feb 13, 5:21 p.m.

    Nope!
    Stick a fork in it!

  • foghat001 Feb 13, 5:19 p.m.

    this was a lawyer's show - that's all this accomplishes

  • alshomes Feb 13, 5:11 p.m.

    cry, cry ,cry

  • sunshine1040 Feb 13, 5:07 p.m.

    Sorry but she did not want to play nice with the good ole boy network in NC so they did not play nice with her

  • Surrey Hills Feb 13, 4:58 p.m.

    Violated what rights? The right to be unprofessional in a court room and make slanderous statements?

  • husk8corn Feb 13, 4:54 p.m.

    She watched all those criminals get off and it warped her thinking.

  • Rebelyell55 Feb 13, 4:43 p.m.

    More wasted tax dollars, and not only that she should be disbarred.

  • whatelseisnew Feb 13, 4:43 p.m.

    This woman is wasted tons of our money. She got what she earned. Fired.

  • ripetomatoes Feb 13, 3:57 p.m.

    Was this law unconstitutional prior to this case?

  • CestLaVie Feb 13, 3:52 p.m.

    Violated her rights. OMG.

  • I know some stuff Feb 13, 3:46 p.m.

    lawyers writing laws that are unconstitutional? how does that happen?
    sharks eating sharks....excellent, if it wasn't for the fact that they're burning up our tax dollars in the process.

  • lec02572 Feb 13, 3:40 p.m.

    wildpig777 Do you have any evidence to show that the nc bar is not above board, fair, and ethical? If so bring it forth in court or even in the public forum. Otherwise, you are just practicing your freedom of speech with an opinion.

  • CharmedLife Feb 13, 3:32 p.m.

    if Mike Easley was able to keep his license Tracy should be able to keep her license..after all...being stupid is a far cry from being a convicted criminal
    mrr03

    Very good point! I can understand both sides of the story, and see everyone's point of view on this subject.

  • raleigh88888 Feb 13, 3:24 p.m.

    She was not a judge.

  • Relic Feb 13, 3:10 p.m.

    "..after all...being stupid is a far cry from being a convicted criminal"

    As far as someone being licensed to practice law I'll pass on both of those.

    So you have lawyers arguing with lawyers that a lawyer should be a lawyer again after a bunch of lawyers fired her? Why do I keep getting this image of a group of sharks attacking each other?

  • jetset Feb 13, 3:05 p.m.

    I do not think she needs to be a judge. She is an embarrassment to the office she held.

  • dukefanv12 Feb 13, 2:41 p.m.

    Cline had a second, third, fourth, fifth etc chance. Each time she opened her mouth and said she was innocent, she lost that 'chance'.

  • jhk0704 Feb 13, 2:38 p.m.

    When you have a Superior Court Judge that takes away the victim family’s right to a statutorily approved cremation then you have a problem

    IT WAS NOT APPOROVED. IT IS LAW 101 THAT YOU CANNOT DESTROY THE REMAINS IN A MURDER CASE PRIOR TO THE DEFENSE HAVING THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEM EXAMINED BY THEIR OWN EXPERT. A cop and certainly a DA should know this.

  • jhk0704 Feb 13, 2:36 p.m.

    When you have a Superior Court Judge that takes away the victim family’s right to a statutorily approved cremation then you have a problem. I believe Cline said Hudson has raped the rights of victims and I would have to agree with that.

    SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO RELEASE A BODY FOR CREMATION PRIOR TO THE DEFENSE HAVING THE RIGHT TO HAVE IT EXAMINED BY THEIR OWN EXPERTS.

  • westernwake1 Feb 13, 2:32 p.m.

    "cline deserves a second chance. You out there would want someone to give you a second chance. Right?" -charmcclainlovesdogs2

    Have you read the motions that she filed? The lady is completely off her rocker and does not deserve a 'second chance'. She destroyed what little integrity that remained in the Durham DA's office after Nifong. Fundamentally she is not fit to serve.

  • musingmachine Feb 13, 2:31 p.m.

    Cline had many second chances to calm down and stop peeving people off. She couldn't control herself and ended up in this mess. Cline needs help I agree but another chance at disgracing the NC legal system and the legal profession? Especially on the taxpayers dime? That's a hard point to support. It's not like she jaywalked.

  • jhk0704 Feb 13, 2:30 p.m.

    cline deserves a second chance. You out there would want someone to give you a second chance. Right?

    She definitely does not deserve a second chance as a lawyer. As a lawyer you have the ability to save/ruin peoples lives and her actions were unforgiveable. hiding evidence and with holding damaging evidence to the prosecution from the defense is incredibly irresponsible and immoral. She got what she deserved and the people of Durham are better off for it. When you have a position as powerful and important as hers you do not deserve a second chance when you make huge ethical and moral mistakes and violations while playing with peoples lives

  • miketroll3572 Feb 13, 2:30 p.m.

    cline deserves a second chance. You out there would want someone to give you a second chance. Right?

    The majority of us aren't CRAZY!

  • musingmachine Feb 13, 2:29 p.m.

    Hey Charmclaim

    The past teaches us lessons if we don't ignore it. It's not a matter of letting go of anything. If anything it's good to keep examples of irresponsible behavior on our minds so that we don't repeat the same mistakes. Nifong broke the law and lost is job (and license if I'm correct. Edwards didn't break a law (that was proven) since adultery is not illegal (shame on that) but he paid with public humiliation. I'm sure Edwards will try to snake his way back into a job utilizing his law degree. Just as Cline is doing. Glad to hear that you'd like a fighter who breaks the rules on your side. Until we all agree to respect each other, the world will continue to be a dog eat dog place. I hope you and I never get in a legal battle. It would be safe to say that you'd resort to darker tactics to win. Is that adult? Is that responsible? Is that what you'd want to teach your kids to do? Take the higher path.

  • iron fist Feb 13, 2:28 p.m.

    Give the people a vote and and I think she would be gone. She needs to go into private pratice but with all the trouble she has caused I don't think I would want her to represent me in a Durham court

  • cpdtg Feb 13, 2:27 p.m.

    Not wanting to be ugly but race is going to show here somewhere it is just a matter of time

  • junkmail7276 Feb 13, 2:24 p.m.

    Seems ironic that she's using attorneys to advocate her petition to be reinstated as district attorney. If she was half the DA she thinks she was, shouldn't she be representing herself?

  • lec02572 Feb 13, 2:19 p.m.

    You got to be kidding! I would not let her anyone but people I didn't like. No, that would be cruel punishment.

  • faycop4ncstate Feb 13, 2:18 p.m.

    I would have to agree with the Court of Appeals that Judge Hudson’s issue is more of incompetence rather than corruption as alleged by Cline; however it would seem to be protected speech for someone to reasonably form the opinion that a judge who constantly makes legal decisions wholly inconsistent with statute and established case law in the favor of criminal defendants that results in dismissal of serious felony charges is corrupt. Has Judge Hudson been investigated? Does he care to provide an explanation as to why he can’t seem to understand basic statutes and legal principles despite being the Resident Superior Court Judge? Everybody wants to blame Cline, but until you actually read some of the ridiculous decisions made by Judge Hudson, you are being unfair.

  • mrr03 Feb 13, 1:41 p.m.

    if Mike Easley was able to keep his license Tracy should be able to keep her license..after all...being stupid is a far cry from being a convicted criminal

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 13, 1:38 p.m.

    evidenced by her still trying to get her job back;

    Some day you may find yourself in a tight spot and would want the same. Have compassion. You have faults and surely you are not perfect, as none of us are. So come back to earth and play the normal card and not be so high up. That is not good. She has a right to fight for her job. That is her right.

  • airbornemonty Feb 13, 1:20 p.m.

    Ms. Cline knew what she was facing when she made her complaint against Judge Hudson but she did it and that makes me believe that she had a legitimate reason for putting her job and future on the line.

    If she became a practicing attorney and I was in need of one, I would want her to represent me since she seems to be a fighter and that is what I would want, not one of those so called attorneys that settle a client's case in a saloon while drinking cocktails.

  • faycop4ncstate Feb 13, 1:16 p.m.

    Perhaps Cline could have presented her opinion in a more professional manner; however I do not blame her for her actions. When you are a DA and you have murderers being released to the street based on erroneous conclusions of the law, it can get quite frustrating. When you have a Superior Court Judge that makes decisions based on a personal bias in serious felony cases, it can obviously lead you over the edge. When you have a Superior Court Judge that dismisses a murder case based on the failure to preserve human remains as evidence then you have a major problem. When you have a Superior Court Judge that takes away the victim family’s right to a statutorily approved cremation then you have a problem. I believe Cline said Hudson has raped the rights of victims and I would have to agree with that. I encourage everyone to listen to the oral arguments in the Court of Appeals over the Dorman murder case. The lack of reasoning skills displayed by a Superior Court Judge is astounding and it

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 13, 1:13 p.m.

    is there justice in Hudson's courtroom?

    wayneuber

    Don't sound much like it. That is why Tracy spoke up.

  • musingmachine Feb 13, 1:05 p.m.

    I hope she doesn't succeed. If so, it's just another feather in the con artist cap that sits on top of lawyers as a profession. The sad thing is that her actions paint a bad picture for all lawyers when there are clearly good lawyers out there. Not enough good ones though. Many exist solely to manipulate the legal system for their own financial gain. Such as John Edwards or Nifong to name a few infamous local legal giants. For once, it would be nice to see someone take their punishment like an adult instead of whining and jockeying to save face.

  • uBnice Feb 13, 12:58 p.m.

    @wildpig77: To answer your question, no, I do not think the NC Bar is above board. The NC Bar did not even get involved until the "fat lady had sung".

    As I stated, I think what you previously wrote is true. I think the "legal family" is like a mafia. We see the corruption, cronyism, deceit, criminal activity, etc, all the time. In the case of Cline, she presented false evidence to one judge, Cline admitted to it, and he excused it with just a verbal admonishment. He only required that she apologize.

    If it were you and I as citizens who lied to a judge and admitted it, we would have been told that we have no more credibility.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 13, 12:55 p.m.

    Maybe the courts 'could' allow her to be a defense attorney ONLY for those that cannot afford an attorney or need an appointed one. Yet, have her to work under someone, making her not in charge, so to speak. All that occured, she did that on her very own. I hope by now she has learned a good lesson.

  • wildpig777 Feb 13, 12:16 p.m.

    THE JUDGE DID WHAT HE KNEW WAS GOING TO BE THE CONCLUSION-- let the family {the legal family} take care of one of it's own that "had" gone astray.

    and that is exactly what happened-- don't get me wrong i aint no fan of cline-- i think it is amusing to see the invisible empire {the family, the legal system} have to air it's dirty laundry.

    i hope the people of this state realise what a rare insight they were priviledged to get watching this entire debacle take place. i promise you the family {the legal system} has already taken insider measures to make sure nothing like this happens again. now a question for you - I bet you think the nc bar is above board, fair, and ethical --don't you?

  • Barfly Feb 13, 12:02 p.m.

    Lawyers are required to be honest and trustworthy? That's a good one.

  • uBnice Feb 13, 11:22 a.m.

    @wildpig77 - It is perhaps true what you have written. But we have clear evidence that Cline lied, presented no evidence of her allegations against Hudson other than saying "Trust me" and exemplified conduct unbecoming a DA.

    She maintained that Hudson targeted her. But what is a judge supposed to do when they have evidence of DA malfeasance?

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Feb 13, 11:17 a.m.

    Psychosis maybe???

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