Media Roundup for the week of Aug. 26, 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 Aug. 26, 2017:

Removing the Barriers of Institutional Racism

The Huffington Post Blog

Aug. 26

Professor Christine Nero Coughlin and Adam Messenlehner co-authored the following blog post:

“Last week tragedy struck in Charlottesville when white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to the streets of this idyllic town, brandishing Confederate flags, swastikas, and anti-Semitic banners. They dressed in battle gear, carrying clubs and shields, while shouting racial slurs and Nazi slogans too vile to reprint. The protest resulted in the tragic death of thirty-two year old counter-protester Heather Heyer, whose last Facebook post poignantly stated, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.’”

Special Report: Triad experts address uncertainty and transformation in the health care industry

The Triad Business Journal

Aug. 25

Professor Mark Hall moderated the Thursday panel that addressed Congress possibly revisiting  repealing-and-replacing the health care law.

Ask Sam: Elder Law Clinic

Winston-Salem Journal

Aug. 25

SAM often gets questions about legal matters for older people, and one of the most valuable resources for such information is Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic. The clinic is gearing up for a new group of law students to begin seeing clients in September.

Law, Morality, Social Issues, and Charlottesville

University of Maryland Baltimore News

Aug. 25

Two upcoming events in this series of discussions have been announced. On Aug. 31 at 3:15 p.m., professor Iyiola Solanke, senior lecturer at the University of Leeds and visiting professor of law at Wake Forest University, will discuss with law students and faculty her book, Discrimination as Stigma – A Theory of Anti-Discrimination Law.

In the News (#767)

Paper Blog

Aug. 23

Backpage…has been lied about by politicians for so long that many smart and otherwise savvy people seem to think the site is run by sexual-slavery-loving sociopaths.  Anyone under that misguided impression—and anyone seeking to push back against it—should check out some new research published in the Wake Forest Law Review.  In…”The Virtue of Unvirtuous Spaces,” Notre Dame Law School lecturer Alex F. Levy explores similarities between the Progressive Era’s pageantry around “white slavery” and the modern-day activists against the alleged “epidemic” of U.S. sex trafficking…In the late 19th and early 20th century, the focal point of this symbolic fighting was the dance hall.  Now it’s online venues such as the classified ad sites Craigslist and Backpage.  Levy finds that both campaigns are “pageantry:  a kind of theater designed to satisfy people’s need to identify and fight bad guys without regard to nuance or long-term outcome”…

Blue Cross: 50,000 North Carolinians will need new health plans, many will pay more

News & Record

Aug. 22

Mark Hall, a law professor at Wake Forest University and a national health-care expert, said that the overall Blue Cross ACA premium reduction decision “is encouraging news.”