Six Wake Forest Law professors join 1,400 nationally opposed to Jeff Sessions as attorney general
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Raleigh News and Observer
January 10, 2017
Six Wake Forest Law professors — Kami Chavis, Luellen Curry, Miriam Felsenburg, Michael Green, Christopher Knott and Simone Rose — are among those represented in the following article, “NC law professors join 1,400 nationally opposed to Jeff Sessions as attorney general,” written by Anne Blythe and published on by the Raleigh News and Observer on Jan. 9, 2017.
The 37 N.C. law professors – from Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Elon, the Charlotte Law School and N.C. Central University – raised concerns with the others signing the statement about Sessions’ prosecution of three civil rights activists in 1985 for voter fraud in Alabama, calling it “misguided.” Some expressed concerns about his support for building a wall along the country’s southern border and his “robust support for regressive drug policies that have fueled mass incarceration.”
Concerns were raised, too, about his “repeated opposition to legislative efforts to promote the right of women and members of the LGBT community” and about his “questioning of the relationship between fossil fuels and climate change.”