This Brooklyn history professor does a really good job of over viewing the Duke Rape Hoax. He includes this important assertion: "Rape law needs modification. Until the 1970s, rape law was far too friendly to the defendant; now it is the reverse. Under North Carolina law, a jury can convict solely on the testimony of the accuser and her identifying her alleged assailants." White racists previously used this to convict clearly innocent black men of raping honkey women.
Also (Nadir, read this): "The next time the NAACP speaks up on behalf of standard procedure in a criminal justice case, the media should ask why the organization betrayed 70 years of its principles on criminal justice issues to give Nifong a pass in this case."
He started and maintains blog devoted to this outrage against justice.