The full video of the North Carolina disbarment hearing against former Durham County District Attorney Michael B. Nifong is now online and available in the public domain. The 31.5 hours of video were donated to Public.Resource.Org by Courtroom Connect. The video is available at The Internet Archive.

The State Bar of North Carolina sought Nifong’s disbarment over his misconduct in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse case. The formal ethics hearing got underway on June 12, 2007, in Raleigh. During the hearing, Nifong apologized to the players’ families and said he would resign as district attorney. On June 16, the bar disciplinary committee voted unanimously to disbar Nifong.

According to Carl Malamud of Public.Resource.Org, the video files are high-resolution MPEG-2, suitable for broadcast. They are also available in smaller Ogg and MPEG-4 formats. The files are available for anyone to use. Nifong first takes the stand in this clip from June 15, at about the 50 minute mark.

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