Media Roundup for July 13, 2018

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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 July 13, 2018:

The Health 202: Kavanaugh may not completely gut Obamacare if he makes it to the Supreme Court

July 11

San Francisco Gate

But Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program at Wake Forest University’s School of Law, told me that while Kavanaugh’s dissent is “notable,” it is not predictive of how the judge would vote in future cases involving the ACA.

“It’s not some bombastic opinion,” he said. “There were some of those coming up that you could read into it that the judge did not like the law. Kavanaugh’s is a very neutral position in regards to the merits of the law.”

Also appeared in The Washington Post.

Fox News pundit says Brett Kavanaugh is pro-Obamacare. Is he?

July 11


Mark Hall at Wake Forest University echoed that point. He sees Kavanaugh’s opinions as focused on legal fundamentals.
“In both cases, he took pains to write a separate opinion stating alternative grounds for rejecting the challenge,” Hall said. “To that extent, he appears to me to be more concerned about precision of legal analysis than reaching a particular outcome.”

ABA Trial and Insurance Practice Section to honor five with leadership awards

July 11

ABA News

Wake Forest University Law School professor Michael D. Green will receive the Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, which honors law professors who have shown commitment to the advancement of justice, scholarship and the legal profession, demonstrated by outstanding contributions to the fields of tort, trial practice or insurance law. This award will be presented during the James K. Carroll Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Swissotel Hotel.

All Eyes on US Supreme Court: Fiery Nomination Battle Expected

July 10

Atlanta Daily World; also published in Charleston Chronicle, Seattle Medium Online and Black News Zone

If he is successful, says Kami Chavis, a law professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Trump would orchestrate a seismic shift on the closely divided Supreme Court.

“Well, I guess I wasn’t surprised given Justice Kennedy’s age and the talk, so his retirement was reasonable. But my first reaction was one of fear,” said Chavis.

Retired Blue Cross officer Wilson takes role as Wake Forest executive in residence

Winston-Salem Journal

July 6

Wake Forest University has added another prominent North Carolina business official, retired Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.C. chief executive Brad Wilson, as an executive in residence. Wilson will begin his tenure Aug. 1 for both the business and law schools. Wilson earned a law degree from Wake Forest in 1978.

Library to partner with Wake Forest Baptist Health to present series on aging well

July 4

Forsyth County Website

Nov. 13th-Legal tools to combat exploitation and abuse of older people. Presented by Kate Mewhinney, JD, Managing Attorney, Elder Law Clinic, Wake Forest University School of Law and Jessica Spencer, JD, Assistant District Attorney, Forsyth County.

Business North Carolina

July 2

Suzanne Reynolds will step down as dean of Wake Forest University School of Law on July 1, 2019. Reynolds, who has been dean since 2015, plans to rejoin the law school faculty.