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Professor Mark Rabil discusses Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” documentary in Public News Service

Professor Mark Rabil discusses in Public News Service whether Steven Avery, the subject of the new documentary “Making a Murderer,” was given the presumption of innocence throughout his trial. Read the full story below.

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Professor Kami Chavis Simmons

Professor Kami Simmons authors article in The George Washington Law Review

Professor Kami Simmons, director of the Criminal Justice Program at Wake Forest Law, authored an article in the Feb. 2016 edition of The George Washington Law Review.

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Professor Michael Curtis

Professor Michael Curtis quoted in Winston-Salem Journal regarding North Carolina’s voter ID requirements

Professor Michael Curtis tells the Winston-Salem Journal here there appears to be both racial and political reasons for the photo ID requirements. The original story by Michael Hewlett follows.

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Professor Ronald Wright mentioned in a article about Netflix’s “Making a Murderer” documentary

Professor Ronald Wright‘s research on voter turnout for prosecutorial elections was used in an article by to discuss how Netflix’s documentary “Making a Murderer” is shedding light on the judicial system. Read the full article below. Continue reading »

Professor Michael Curtis’s work mentioned in Constitution Daily blog about John Bingham

Two works by Professor Michael Curtis, “No State Shall Abridge: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights” and “John A. Bingham and the Story of American Liberty: The Lost Cause Meets the ‘Lost Clause,’” were mentioned in the Constitution Daily blog on Jan. 21, 2016. The full article follows below.

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Professor Mark Hall quoted in Raleigh News & Observer discussing Medicaid expansion costs and benefits

Professor Mark Hall, director of the Health Law and Policy Program, discussed research he completed on the costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion for North Carolina in the Raleigh News & Observer. The original story can be found below.

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Wake Forest health law professors argue in favor of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina

The Winston-Salem Journal originally published the following story by Richard Craver here on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016:

The debate about whether to expand Medicaid coverage to an additional 500,000 North Carolinians has reached a political crossroads, according to two Wake Forest University researchers. Mark Hall and Edwin Shoaf, nationally recognized health care law experts, released Monday a 12-page brief that weighs the pros and cons of expanding the N.C. Medicaid program. The brief can be accessed here. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall comments on UnitedHealth Group’s loss of millions of dollars due to individual market health plans

Professor Mark Hall spoke to Insurance Business America on the loss of $720 million by UnitedHealth Group after its participation in the Affordable Care Act exchanges. The original article can be found below. Continue reading »

Medicaid Expansion Costs in North Carolina: A Frank Discussion

A PDF of the following study can be found here.


The history of Medicaid in North Carolina has always been contentious. It took the state five years to adopt Medicaid after the federal government first enacted the program in 1965, and it has now been five years since the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, allowing states to expand Medicaid. State political leaders have said that we need to overcome two major hurdles before seriously considering Medicaid expansion: Supreme Court challenges to the ACA, and reform of North Carolina’s existing Medicaid system. This past summer the Supreme Court dismissed the last remaining legal challenge to the ACA, and more recently the North Carolina legislature adopted a Medicaid reform bill that Gov. McCrory signed into law. These two developments now clear the decks for an honest dialogue about the costs and benefits of expanding Medicaid. Continue reading »

Professor Ralph Peeples

Professor Ralph Peeples quoted in Raleigh N&O about lawsuit filed by former Butner prison inmate

Professor Ralph Peeples is quoted in the following story in the Raleigh News and Observer.

“Knowing there’s a limit on how much can be recovered for pain and suffering makes uncertain cases less attractive,” said Ralph Peeples, a Wake Forest University law professor. “You can no longer say if we win, we win really really big.”

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