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Latest Book on Duke Lacrosse Case Hits Store Shelves

Posted September 4, 2007 6:41 a.m. EDT
Updated September 4, 2007 3:41 p.m. EDT

— A new book about the Duke lacrosse case has made its way on book shelves.

"Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case, co-authored by K.C. Johnson, a history professor at the City University of New York's Brooklyn College, was released Tuesday.

Johnson, who also runs a blog about the case called Durham-in-Wonderland, plans to visit Duke University next week to discuss the lacrosse case.

Johnson's book is one of several about the case. Former Duke University men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler, who lost his job after the case broke last year, co-authored "It's Not About The Truth," with sports journalist and author Don Yeager. His book made the New York Times bestseller list.

Another book, "A Rush to Injustice," was written by Nader Baydoun, a Tennessee trial lawyer and Duke alumnus. Both books were released in June.

The fallout from the Duke lacrosse case is still not over. This week, Durham city leaders are expected to determine whether a special committee will its independent probe of the Durham Police Department and its handling of the case.

And last week, a Superior Court judge held former prosecutor Mike Nifong in criminal contempt of court and sentenced hime to one day in jail for lying to the court during a hearing about the case last September.

Nifong must report to the Durham County Jail at 9 a.m. Friday to carry out his sentence.