Media Roundup for Aug. 3, 2018

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Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for Aug. 3, 2018:

State Board Sets Meeting to Decide Early Voting Plan for Orange County

August 2

97.9 WCHL

The state board will meet to consider the plans on Sunday, August 5, at 3 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem. A public comment period on the range of proposals is open through Thursday.


Columbia County DA Jane Kohlwey to leave office in January

August 1

Portage Daily Register

The success rate of incumbent district attorneys seeking re-election is about 95 percent, according to a study of nearly 1,000 elections between 1996 and 2006 conducted by the Wake Forest University School of Law and published in a 2009 issue of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.


MTSU names 2018-19 Distinguished, Young Alumni honorees

August 1

WGNS Radio

Achievement in Education (non-MTSU) — Mark Hall of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who is one of the nation’s leading scholars in the areas of health care, public policy and bioethics at the Wake Forest University School of Law.


State Board to meet Sunday to establish one-stop voting plans for Rockingham County

August 1

Rockingham Now (News & Record)

The board, which will look to establish a plan locally for Rockingham County, announced late last week that it will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5 in the main auditorium of the Wake Forest University School of Law, located at 1834 Wake Forest Road in Winston-Salem.

July 2018 Newsletter from John Knox as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

August 1

Law at the End of the Day

John H. Knox, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (former Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment) and Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law has been advancing his mandate. Professor Knox has now circulated his July 2018 Newsletter.  He reminds us that his work under the current mandate has come to an end but that the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment continues.  Professor Know takes the opportunity of the July Newsletter to introduce his successor, Professor David Boyd, of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Professor Boyd will present the mandate’s first report to the General Assembly on 25 October.Professor Knox notes that “The main purpose of the report is to urge the General Assembly to recognize the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment.”

$8.8 million ‘alienation of affection’ penalty: Another reason not to have an affair in North Carolina

July 31

The Washington Post

Only a handful of states still recognize this situation as a cause of legal action, holding on to ideas about liability and wrongdoing that took hold in 17th-century England and reflected the “common-law assumption that the married woman was her husband’s chattel,” according to an account of North Carolina family law written by Suzanne Reynolds of Wake Forest University School of Law.

Brad Wilson joins Wake Forest University as executive in residence

July 30

Business NC

WINSTON-SALEM — Brad Wilson, former CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, joined Wake Forest University as executive in residence. Wilson, who retired last year, is a 1978 graduate of Wake Forest’s law school.


El Chapo’s lawyer wants to know if everyone on his alleged hit list is actually dead

July 27

Vice News

Ronald Wright, a criminal law professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, said it’s not unusual for the government to be as vague as possible with murder conspiracy evidence in a continuing criminal enterprise case.