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Professor Michael Curtis quoted about blocking of law limiting governor’s power

Professor Michael Curtis is quoted in the following story, “Law Limiting Power of Incoming North Carolina Gov. Put on Hold,” written by Feroze Dhanoa and published by Patch on Dec. 30, 2016.

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Professor Michael Curtis quoted by Raleigh News and Observer about NCGA special session

Professor Michael Curtis is quoted in the following story,  “PolitiFact NC: Dubious claims from both sides in NCGA,” written by Will Doran published by the Raleigh News and Observer on Dec. 19, 2016.

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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 Michael Curtis quoted by Carolina Journal regarding possible N.C. Supreme Court expansion

Professor Michael Curtis is quoted in the following exclusive Carolina Journal story, “Supreme Court recusal rule could set precedent and settle law,” written by John Trump and published on Nov. 17, 2016, here.

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Professor Michael Curtis publishes op/ed, ‘The anti-Edmunds ad has a basis in fact,’ on The Huffington Post blog, News and Record

Professor Michael Kent Curtis had the following op/ed, “The anti-Edmunds ads has a basis in fact,” published on The Huffington Post blog here and in the Greensboro News and Record on Monday, Nov. 7, 2016.

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Professor Michael Curtis authors paper, ‘Race as a Tool in the Struggle for Political Mastery,’ achieves ‘highly recommended’ status on Legal Theory Blog

Professor Michael Curtis, Judge Donald L. Smith Professor in Constitutional and Public Law, recently authored a paper, “Race as a Tool in the Struggle for Political Mastery: North Carolina’s ‘Redemption’ Revisited 1870-1905 and 2011-2013,” which appears in University of Minnesota Law School journal Law and Inequality, Vol. 33.

The paper was featured in a blog post on Legal Theory Blog, “Curtis on North Carolina History & Race,” published on Nov. 3, 2016.  University of San Diego School of Law Professor Lawrence Solum, blog administrator, awarded the paper “highly recommended” status.  This is the highest accolade achievable on the blog and is only given out several times per year.  The abstract follows.

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Professor Michael Curtis discusses gerrymandering and political corruption in N.C. in article about ‘Democracy for Sale’ documentary

Professor Michael Curtis discussed the systematic corruption in North Carolina politics in the article, “Documentary highlights NC political inequality,” published in the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill’s student newspaper, the Daily Tarheel, on Oct. 13, 2016.

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Professor Michael Kent Curtis tells the Winston-Salem Journal: ‘It’s a good day for the right to vote’

The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Wednesday to reinstate North Carolina’s voter identification requirement and keep just 10 days of early in-person voting. The court rejected a request by Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials to delay a lower court ruling that found the state law was tainted by racial discrimination. Continue reading »

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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 Michael Curtis publishes Wake Forest Law Review article challenging North Carolina’s use of racial political districting

Professor Michael Curtis recently published the law review article, “Using the Voting Rights Act to Discriminate: North Carolina’s Use of Racial Gerrymandering, Two Racial Quotas, Safe Harbors, Shields, and Inoculations to Undermine Multiracial Coalitions and Black Political Power,” in the Wake Forest Law Review.  The abstract and a link to the article were also posted on Election Law Blog by Rick Hasen on June 1, 2016. Continue reading »