Media Roundup for May 19, 2017

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Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of May 19, 2017:

Relationships and Glass-Steagall

Bloomberg News Online

May 19

Well this, from Alan Palmiter of Wake Forest University School of Law, is lovely: Recent research in the nascent field of moral psychology suggests that we humans are not rational beings, particularly when we act in social and political settings.


Does US need a new crime crackdown? Prosecutors see generational divide.

Christian Science Monitor
May 17

While critics have decried a return to mandatory minimum sentences, legal experts say they don’t question the motives of those who seek that return. “This is not a cynical, made-up set of reasons,” says Ronald Wright, a professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law. “The people who pursue this strategy are sincere and well-intentioned.”

This story was also posted on YahooNews.

SLLC Files Brief in Case Refining the Definition of Probable Cause
The National Conference of State Legislatures Blog
May 15

John J. Korzen wrote the SLLC brief, which was joined by the National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, International City/County Management Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association and the National Sheriffs Association, discussed in this article.

This story was also posted on Public Now.

SCOTUS refuses to review voter ID case but states no reason
Carolina Journal
May 15

Michael Curtis, a law professor at Wake Forest University, offers another perspective.

He said the Supreme Court has several other cases before it involving the North Carolina Republican majority’s use of race in the pursuit of partisan entrenchment.

FIR on Higher Education #65: Perhaps It’s Time to Revamp Your Bio?

FIR Podcast Network

May 16

Professor Mark Hall and his professional bio were featured in this episode about academics, researchers and experts’ bios.

Michael Flynn might have committed a very serious crimes. Trump asked Comey to lay off him.


May 16

“If he really had some very specific information about Trump campaign collusion with the Russians … there’s no way a lawyer would try to sell that information for immunity by way of release of a statement,” Ronald Wright, a law professor at Wake Forest University who studies immunity deals, told me at the time.

Elon Law hosts design-thinking workshop on legal education

E-Net News

May 12

“Leading educators and innovators from North Carolina and beyond visited downtown Greensboro on May 12, 2017, for a program focused on improving American legal education.” Professor Kami Chavis was one of the invited participants in the “Designing an Ideal Legal Education” workshop.

Psychology Meets Divorce: You Think You’re Helping, Do You?
May 12

This piece referenced “Vincent Cardi’s article, The Law As Violence: Essay: Litigation As Violence, published in the Wake Forest Law Review in 2014.