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Professor Mark Hall quoted by Raleigh News and Observer about UnitedHealthcare’s move to stop paying insurance agents for selling ACA plan

Professor Mark Hall is quoted in the following story in the Raleigh News and Observer: The original story can be read here.

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Professor John Knox featured in Raleigh, Charlotte newspapers for his involvement in 21st United Nations climate change summit

Wake Forest University Law Professor John Knox was quoted in the following Raleigh News and Observer story, “UN climate change summit could bring first progress in years,” published on Nov. 28. Wake Forest University’s director of journalism Justin Catanoso wrote the article that can be found here. The Charlotte Observer also covered this story.

Government leaders from 194 nations, braving threats of further terrorist attacks, gather Monday in Paris for the 21st United Nations climate change summit. Their goal is to forge a framework that they hope will spare the planet from the kind of catastrophic warming by 2100 that many climate scientists see as inevitable. Knox is the United Nations’ special representative on climate change and human rights. “If you’re really concerned about climate change,” Knox said, “you don’t take two decades to get to a decision. But we’ve got this issue: We don’t have one world government; having the world divided up into nearly 200 countries makes the problem infinitely harder to deal with.”

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New Veterans Legal Clinic students, alumni highlighted in Winston-Salem Journal

Wake Forest Law’s new Veterans Legal Clinic was highlighted in a Winston-Salem Journal article titled, “Wake Forest law students start clinic to help veterans,” that was published on  Nov. 30. John Harper (JD ’16) and Chris Alderman (JD ’16) were quoted in the article. along with Professor Steve Virgil, who is director of the clinic. Harper, a former U.S. Army captain, was deployed to Afghanistan for nine months and also served as a military intelligence officer. The original article is available here. The article also appears in the Greensboro News and Record and on Greedy Associates. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Rabil tells The Associated Press he questions North Carolina crime lab analysts’ objectivity

Professor Mark Rabil tells The Associated Press he questions the North Carolina crime lab analysts’ objectivity since the lab, although no longer part of the State Bureau of Investigation, is still under the Attorney General’s Office, in the following story that originally ran in the Raleigh News and Observer here. 

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Professor Kate Mewhinney, OUTLaw members featured in Winston-Salem Journal for volunteer efforts at Adam Foundation’s festival

Professor Kate Mewhinney and OUTLaw program members are featured in an article in the Winston-Salem Journal titled, “Cindy Hodnett: Events underscore solidarity in community,” on Nov. 16. The story focuses on the Adam Foundation’s annual festival, which was held on Nov. 7 at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem.

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Professor Alan Palmiter tells New York Times revolt at Sequoia is ‘highly unusual’

Professor Alan Palmiter was quoted in a New York Times story, “Huge Valeant Stake Exposes Rift at Sequoia Fund,” by James B. Stewart published on Nov. 12, 2015. In the story, Professor Palmiter said the board revolt at Sequoia was highly unusual. “I’ve never heard of mutual fund directors ever quitting in protest of fund management. I’m sure it’s happened, but the world of mutual fund directors is one of ‘go along to get along.’ ” Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright quoted in Newsday: ‘Case raises questions about how we pick district attorneys’

Professor Ron Wright is quoted in the following Newsday story:

When a Nassau County emergency management official was arrested last week on perjury and misconduct charges, local reaction broke along the usual partisan lines.

Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat, said Deputy Commissioner Edward Korona Jr. of Hicksville falsely answered “no” on civil-service applications when asked if he’d been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor.

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NPR: Health Law and Policy Program Director Mark Hall’s hybridized Medicaid plan for North Carolina receiving national attention

Professor Mark Hall was quoted in an article by NPR, WFAE and Kaiser Health News on the changes the state of North Carolina is striving to make to Medicaid. Continue reading »

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Professor Ron Wright joins new think tank to train, study prosecutors featured in Wall Street Journal

Professor Ron Wright has been tapped to serve on the new Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, which is featured in the following Wall Street Journal story, “New Think Tank Aims to Train, Study Prosecutors.” The institute was launched by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. A portion of the original story follows: Continue reading »

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Professor Michael Curtis tells New Yorker magazine nation is headed in an ‘anti-democratic’ direction

Professor Michael Curtis, a constitutional historian, told the New Yorker magazine on Sept. 22, 2015, the nation is “going in an anti-democratic direction.”

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