Lawyers for the city of Durham have asked a federal appeals court to overturn the trial judge and derail further legal action by the three Duke lax players who were indicted for the 2006 hoax and their teammates. Among the players' allegations: the city police department is corrupt.
The brief -- if you want to call it that -- is 353 pages long.
When we saw this, we immediately thought of the reason that Duke's $2 million a year outside counsel gave when she surrendered her plumb assignment: Jamie Gorelick of Washington DC said the appeals were ending, and local trial counsel could carry on.
The players have until August 25th to answer.