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Professor Mark Rabil, director of the Wake Forest University School of Law Innocence and Justice Clinic

Winston-Salem Journal reports Professor Mark Rabil has filed appeal to overturn 1994 conviction of John Robert Hayes

Professor Mark Rabil, director of Wake Forest Law’s Innocence and Justice Clinic, was quoted in the Winston-Salem Journal article, “Winston-Salem man appeals conviction in ’93 fatal shootings,” published by Michael Hewlett on July 16, 2016.

The article follows recent developments in the 1994 conviction of John Robert Hayes, Professor Rabil’s client.  Last Tuesday, Professor Rabil filed a petition with the N.C. Court of Appeals to overturn Hayes’ conviction and grant Hayes a new trial.  The original article follows.

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Former N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Donald L. Smith (’64) dies following illness

RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Lee Smith (’64), a retired state appellate court and Wake County Superior Court judge who had a hand in several landmark cases, died Sunday in Raleigh after an illness. He was 75. Continue reading »

Richard Dietz ('02)

Richard Dietz (’02) appointed to N.C. Court of Appeals

RALEIGH, N.C. – Gov. Pat McCrory announced today that he will appoint Winston-Salem lawyer Richard Dietz (’02) to the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Dietz will fill the seat of Judge Bob Hunter, Jr., who will become a Justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court on Sept. 6.

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Chief Justice John Martin (’67) to retire from N.C. Court of Appeals on Aug. 1

Chief Justice John C. Martin (’67) of the N.C. Court of Appeals is retiring effective Aug. 1. Martin has served on the Court of Appeals for more than a decade.

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N.C. Court of Appeals hears arguments by two Wake Forest alumni on alienation of affection law

On Tuesday, Veronica Filipowski, the ex-wife of former Winston-Salem Dash team co-owner Andrew “Flip” Filipowski, sat in a room full of Wake Forest law students and listened to arguments in a case about the collapse of her marriage. Continue reading »