Media Roundup for the week of June 22, 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 June 22, 2017:

Expert: GOP using voting law as ‘gerrymandering device’ – WS Chronicle

Winston-Salem Chronicle

June 22

 “It all sounds like [Republicans] are wonderful and concerned with the rights of blacks, doesn’t it?” Law Professor and Constitutional Scholar Michael Curtis of Wake Forest University School of Law asked rhetorically. “But the N.C. NAACP, black legislators, and a bunch of others sued about it, and say that’s not the real story.

What Philando Castile verdict says about path of police reform

The Christian Science Monitor

June 19

This may be somewhat ironic, since deterrence “is one of the underlying principles of criminal law,” says Kami Chavis, a former assistant United States attorney, who now directs the Criminal Justice Program at the Wake Forest University School of Law.

EPA Chief Spent First Weeks Courting Fossil Fuel Execs, Exposing ‘Fatal Flaw’ At Agency

The Huffington Post

June 21

“That’s the fatal flaw in this legal regime,” Sid Shapiro, the Fletcher chair of administrative law at the Wake Forest University School of Law, told HuffPost. “On the one hand, we want agencies to reach out and become more informed about issues and policies. But on the other hand, we’ve left them able to meet with a very selected group of people without any kind of legal remedy to those that might object.”

Aftermath of tragic lethal force by police: How court cases help

Brooklyn Eagle

June 21

This may be somewhat ironic, since deterrence “is one of the underlying principles of criminal law,” says Kami Chavis, a former assistant U.S. attorney, who now directs the Criminal Justice Program at the Wake Forest University School of Law. “We have to think of different ways of holding officers accountable.”

Police Officer Acquitted In Shooting Death Of Philando Castile

Wisconsin Public Radio

June 20

Last Friday, a Minnesota jury found Officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the shooting death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop. We speak with Professor Kami Chavis about the news and what next steps can be taken to reduce these incidences in the future.