In response to Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's decision Friday to drop charges of rape in the Duke lacrosse case, President Richard Brodhead questioned Nifong's conduct and called for the district attorney to relieve himself of his duties in the case.
Most reasonably decent people have already questioned the conduct of Mr. Nifong and called for his recusal. The question in this case is: Why has it taken so long for the Duke President to say something?
But I will take it one step further.
Any president of a major university, like Duke, has a lot of clout in the community. Why isn't he calling for the removal of Mr. Nifong, from office?