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Professor Sidney Shapiro calls for President-elect Donald Trump’s jobs panel to meet publicly

Professor Sidney Shapiro and other transparency advocates call for President-Elect Donald Trump’s jobs board to meet publicly to avoid violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) in the following story, “Volcker criticizes Trump’s CEO-heavy jobs panel,”  that originally ran on Politico Online on Dec. 8, 2016.

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Professor Dick Schneider tells WFDD Duke Energy coal ash spill may have caused Gov. Pat McCrory political damage

Professor Dick Schneider, associate dean for international affairs, is quoted extensively in the following WFDD 88.5 story, “Coal Ash Ponds And The Governor’s Race,” reported by David Ford on Dec. 8, 2016.

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UN Human Rights expert Professor John Knox calls for protection of environmental defenders

Professor John Knox, in his role as the first UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders in the following Just Earth News story, “UN rights expert calls on countries to comply with laws that protect environment defenders,” that  ran on India Blooms on Dec. 8, 2016.

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Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) quoted by ABC News

Professor Shannon Gilreath (JD ’02) is quoted in the following ABC News story, “North Carolina’s ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill Likely to Remain Despite Election of Democratic Governor, Experts Say,” reported by Avianne Tan and Veronica Stracqualursi on Dec. 7, 2016. Following is an excerpt from the original story.

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Professor Kami Chavis discusses police accountability in Walter Scott shooting mistrial with Christian Science Monitor

Professor Kami Chavis, Associate Dean for Research and Public Engagement and Director of the Criminal Justice Program, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor story, “Mistrial in Walter Scott police shooting sends strong message,” published by Henry Gass on Dec. 6, 2016.  In the excerpt that follows, Chavis discusses police accountability.

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Professor Michael Curtis quoted by Carolina Journal regarding 2017 North Carolina general election

Professor Michael Kent Curtis is quoted in the following article, “Turnout will suffer in 2017 NCGA election, court admits,” written by Barry Smith and published by the Carolina Journal on Dec. 5, 2016.

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Professor Tanya Marsh analyzes Texas’ new fetal burial rules

The Texas Department of State Health Services has announced that regulations limiting the way that health care facilities could dispose of aborted and miscarried fetuses will go into effect on Dec. 19, 2016.  Media headlines announcing the amendments create the impression that fetal tissue in Texas will now be treated like human remains and will require a funeral director or a cemetery, according to Wake Forest Law Professor Tanya Marsh.

Professor Marsh teaches courses in property and real estate transactions, as well as the only course in a U.S. law school on funeral and cemetery law. Marsh, a licensed attorney in the State of Indiana and a licensed funeral director in the State of California, is the author of The Law of Human Remains (2015) and the co-author of Cemetery Law: The Common Law of Burying Grounds in the United States (2015).  Her scholarship on the law of human remains has been cited by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, Harper’s Magazine, Time magazine and The Associated Press. Marsh is the founder and primary author of The Funeral Law Blog.

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Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) attends Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony

Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) attended the Presidential Medal of Freedom award ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at the White House. Smith attended on behalf of the late Elouise Cobell, a client and friend, who died in 2011.

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Professor Kami Chavis joins national panel discussion on the future of law and order

Professor Kami Chavis participated in the panel discussion, “Law and Order Circa 2050: Will Technology Make Crime Obsolete?,” regarding the future of police crime-fighting technologies at an event on Nov. 30, 2016, in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University.

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Professor Tanya Marsh discusses ‘question of what we own of ourselves’ in Washington Post regarding new Texas fetal burial rules

Professor Tanya Marsh was quoted in following Washington Post article, ”After months of controversy, Texas will require aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried,” written by Samantha Schmidt and published on Nov. 29, 2016. The story also ran on MSN News.

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