In the Media

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Professor Tanya Marsh discusses legal status of biological remains in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective

Professor Tanya Marsh was featured in Philip R. Olson’s paper, “Refining and Extending Necro-Waste,” published on Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, the digital extension of the journal Social Espistemology, on Aug. 5, 2016.  Professor Marsh discusses the legal status of biological material in regards to Indiana’s law on aborted fetal remains.  The paper, which follows, also lists her book, “The Law of Human Remains,” as a reference.

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Professor Mark Rabil featured in new MTV docu-series, ‘Unlocking the Truth,’ set to premiere Wednesday, Aug. 17

Professor Mark Rabil, director of the law school’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, is featured in MTV’s new documentary series, “Unlocking the Truth,” which premieres at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.  The series, hosted by wrongful conviction exoneree Ryan Ferguson and the Exoneration Project’s Eva Nagao, examines three controversial murder or assault cases.  The trailer is available here. Professor Rabil is associated with Winston-Salem native Kalvin Michael Smith’s case, which will be introduced at the end of Episode 1 and investigated fully in Episode 2. His interview was filmed in the Innocence and Justice Clinic offices in the Worrell Professional Center on Wake Forest University’s Reynolda Campus.

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Professor Tanya Marsh discusses cemetery laws concerning cemetery database Findagrave in Philadelphia Inquirer

Professor Tanya Marsh was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Volunteers head for cemeteries to put millions of gravestones online,” published by Katie Holmes on August 8, 2016.  In the article, which follows, Professor Marsh discusses cemetery laws concerning Findagrave, a public, online database of cemetery records.

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Professor Tanya Marsh authors article in Natural Transitions magazine regarding rights of dead, estate planning and more

Professor Tanya Marsh authored the article, “Who Controls the Dead? The Right to Make Funeral and Disposition Decisions,”  found on pages 20-22 in Issue 1, Volume 5 of Natural Transitions magazine.  In the article, Professor Marsh discusses the United States’ laws regarding human remains, the rights of the dead and the next kin, estate planning and more.  The magazine issue can be downloaded here.

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Professor Michael Curtis writes ‘A Welcome Defeat for the North Carolina Legislature’s Effort to Hobble Black Voting’ in The Huffington Post

Professor Michael Curtis authored the following op/ed, “A Welcome Defeat for the North Carolina Legislature’s Effort to Hobble Black Voting,” in The Huffington Post on Aug. 2, 2016.  The post discusses the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to strike down North Carolina’s voter restriction laws, which were originally passed in 2013.  A three-panel judge made the unanimous decision on July 29, 20176.  The complete article follows.

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Professor Harold Lloyd responds in Huffington Post to Fourth Circuit’s striking of discriminatory provisions in N.C. election law

Professor Harold Lloyd wrote the following on his featured Huffington Post blog here published on July 29, 2016.
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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down provisions of Gov. Pat McCrory’s “omnibus” election law requiring photo identification in form blacks are less likely to have and requiring changes to early voting, same-day registration, out-of-precinct voting, and preregistration all in ways carefully calculated to adversely affect black voters. The full text of the opinion merits careful reading and can be found here. Continue reading »
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Professor Kami Chavis discusses police accountability in Christian Science Monitor article regarding developments in Freddie Gray cases

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor article, “Freddie Gray cases: no convictions, but a lesson,” published by Henry Gass on July 27, 2016.  The article, which follows, was posted on Yahoo! News in the entry, “In Baltimore, a lesson for rebuilding trust in police.”

Additionally, Professor Chavis was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor article, “Texas cop says prosecutors silenced him about Sandra Bland case,” published by Max Lewontin on July 29, 2016.

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Professor Andrew Verstein’s paper ‘Enterprise Without Entities’ published on Social Science Research Network, Legal Theory Blog

Professor Andrew Verstein published his paper, “Enterprise Without Entities,” on Social Science Research Network on July 24, 2016.  The abstract, which follows, was also posted in the Legal Theory Blog entry, “Vertsein on Business without Organizational Law,” by Lawrence Solum on July 27, 2016.

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Professor Kami Chavis co-authors article for The Nation on five ways to make America safe

Professor Kami Chavis, director of the law school’s Criminal Justice Program, co-authored the article, “Want to Make America Safe? Here Are 5 Ways to Do That,” with George Washington University Law School Professor Spencer Overton, published on The Nation on July 21, 2016.

Professor Chavis and Professor Overton discuss advice and solutions gathered from traveling to cities across the country.  The original article follows.

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Professor Tanya Marsh featured in New Scientist regarding eBay’s policy on sale of human body parts

Professor Tanya Marsh was featured in the New Scientist article, “Hundreds of mystery human skulls sold on eBay for up to $5500,” regarding eBay’s policy on the sale of human body parts in light of the website’s recent listings of 454 skulls.  The article, published by Conor Gearin on July 12, 2016, follows.

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