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Matthew Phillips (’00, JD ’06) has been named associate dean for Working Professional Programs at Wake Forest University School of Business
July 30th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Matthew Phillips (JD ’06) has been named associate dean for Working Professional Programs at Wake Forest University School of Business. Continue reading »
Professor Kami Chavis Simmons quoted in New Jersey Star-Ledger on investigation of Newark racial-profiling cases
July 28th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
A three-year investigation of the Newark Police Department has unearthed numerous constitutional violations in pedestrian stops and arrests, as well as the use of excessive force that is disproportionately affecting black citizens. Wake Forest Law Professor Kami Chavis Simmons discusses the difficulty of proving intentional discrimination in court in the New Jersey Star-Ledger, saying, “Often times, in order to prove these cases, you need a smoking gun or some testimony that this is why the officer…engaged in this conduct, and that’s very difficult to find.”
July 22nd, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Kami Chavis Simmons was interviewed on HuffPo Live on July 21, 2014 regarding the death of Eric Garner after police officers put him in a chokehold. Controversy hit the New York Police Department last week after the death of New York “gentle giant” Eric Garner, who can be seen in several videos struggling as police officers keep him in a chokehold. Continue reading »
Professor Michael Green tells Winston-Salem Journal Reynolds punitive damage verdict strikes of jury overreach
July 21st, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
A Florida state jury is trying to send a message about tobacco manufacturers’ past marketing strategies by handing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. a $23.6 billion punitive damages award Friday.
July 18th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
In the spring of 2011, I saw a piece in The New York Times about a steam-powered automobile, the Paxton Phoenix. The car had been developed by Robert Paxton McCulloch, heir to the McCulloch chainsaw fortune. He initiated the project in 1949, and finally abandoned it in 1954. According to the sole, surviving member of the team—a retired foreman living in California—the project was killed by unfavorable tax laws. Naturally, I was intrigued. Continue reading »
Professor Harold Lloyd writes on Huffington Post blog about controversial SCOTUS ruling in Hobby Lobby case
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Professor John Knox is quoted in Ensia magazine article titled “Dying to Save the World,” about recent reports of growing worldwide violence against environmental activists. Ensia is an online and print magazine that showcases solutions to Earth’s biggest environmental challenges.
“Many of those murdered were ‘accidental’ human rights defenders,” says Knox, a professor of international law at Wake Forest University and independent expert on human rights and the environment of the United Nations Human Rights Council. “They got involved because it was their own land, their own forests, their own water they were defending.”
Professor Shannon Gilreath quoted in Old Gold and Black about recent Hobby Lobby ruling by U.S. Supreme Court
July 8th, 2014 | Research | Comments Off
Professor Shannon Gilreath is quoted in the Old Gold and Black, Wake Forest University’s student newspaper, in an article titled “Supreme Court rules in favor of Hobby Lobby.” The article outlines the controversial SCOTUS ruling that has exempted the owners of Hobby Lobby Stores from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers must include contraceptive coverage for employees due to religious reasons.
Gilreath, who believes the ruling to be pro-corporation and anti-worker, is quoted saying, “Corporations are not merely the people that control them or even the people that make up their work forces. Rather, corporations are a legal fiction, with something few individuals enjoy: eternal life. The ability of individuals in a business pursuit to organize as a corporation gives them many special benefits in the business world. It seems only fair to me that if you’ve voluntarily chosen to cloak yourself in that fiction in order to receive the considerable benefits, then you should play by the rules.”