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Professor Mark Hall speaks on Fox 8′s Buckley Report about Medicare reform

As our national debt mounts, nothing is sending those numbers higher than the increase in healthcare costs. Continue reading »

Journal Photo by Andrew Dye -- 10/04/12 - Mark Rabil(left), the director of the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic and Darryl Hunt, the Director of the Darryl Hunt Project, pose for a portrait at the Wake Forest University Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Innocence and Justice Clinic dedicated to teaching students, working on claims of wrongful convictions

Paul Shaner spent 15 years of his life locking up and supervising criminals, working as a law enforcement officer with the Nevada Department of Public Safety. Continue reading »

Professor Sidney Shapiro

Professor Sidney Shapiro writes in the Huffington Post: ‘Regulatory ‘Pay-Go’ Caps Protections But Not Harms to the Public’

When the government succeeds in protecting the public from harms, is that good news – or something to be atoned for by eliminating other successful protections? If the Department of Labor issues a new rule on construction crane safety, saving dozens of lives each year, should the agency also be required to eliminate an existing safety regulation? A policy of regulatory “pay-go” would prohibit agencies from issuing new rules, no matter how beneficial they are, unless they first identify and eliminate an existing rule that involves greater or equal costs for industry.

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Professor John Knox quoted in Greenwire story about Supreme Court case regarding Shell Oil

When Nigerians protested against the environmental devastation in the oil-rich Ogoni region in the early 1990s, the government response was brutal.

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Professor Suzanne Reynolds quoted by Associated Press regarding latest court proceedings surrounding NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France’s divorce

RALEIGH, N.C. — The head of the closely held company that stages NASCAR races is fighting to keep the public out of hearings and documents related to a battle with his ex-wife over their high-dollar divorce settlement. Continue reading »

Professor Mark Hall quoted by the News and Record on what to expect in health care law

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The new federal health care law is likely to mean higher premiums for the young and healthy to subsidize older and sicker patients, according to experts looking at the issue.

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Professor Gregory Parks writes in the Huffington Post about a racist email sent about President Obama

Recently Cardozo Law Review de novo published my short law review article about a racist email that a federal trial court judge sent to people about President Obama. Continue reading »

Faculty News and Notes Summer 2012

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards.

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Professor Mark Hall talks to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about small business health insurance coverage

You wouldn’t think a discussion about stop-loss insurance would produce “spirited” debate, but that’s allegedly what transpired this weekend when the National Association of Insurance Commissioners met to deliberate on the issue — its effect on the health insurance marketplace, on federal health care reform and, most especially, on small businesses. Continue reading »

Professor Tanya Marsh

Professor Tanya Marsh writes about laws permitting the sale of human remains in The Huffington Post

Etsy, the online marketplace for handcrafted items, updated its “prohibited items” policy last week to ban the listing of human remains or body parts, including skulls, bones, articulated skeletons, bodily fluids, preserved tissues and organs. (Hair and teeth are still allowed to be sold on Etsy.) A few online news outlets picked up the story, and the resulting chatter focused on several questions. “You can buy human remains on the Internet?” And even more fundamentally: “You can buy human remains?”

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