Media Roundup for July 13, 2018
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July 13, 2018
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:
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.