Wake Forest Law Review

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31st Mar 2015

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Vaccines, Measles, and Rights

Dorit Rubinstein Reiss* Between the beginning of 2015 and February 20, 2015, 154 people in the United States were reported to have measles.[1] Most, though not all, were linked to...

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27th Feb 2015

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The Cyber Threat: Clients’ Increasing Demand for Security and What it Means for Lawyers

Ellen Murphy* POSTED Lawyers, you are hereby on notice: cyber threats are real; the legal profession is not exempt (and is, in fact, a direct target). Your duty to protect...

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17th Nov 2014

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State Preemption of Local Land Use Ordinances and North Carolina’s “Fracking” Legislation

Michael B. Kent, Jr.* Introduction The expanded use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has raised significant concerns about the environmental impacts of the process. Incidents of methane leaks,...

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31st Oct 2014

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Ebola, Embalming, and The Dead: Controlling The Spread of Infectious Diseases

Tanya D. Marsh* Ebola has been raging through West Africa since March 2014,[1] but the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the...

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30th Sep 2014

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The Coming Crisis in Law Enforcement and How Federal Intervention Could Promote Police Accountability in a Post-Ferguson United States

The Coming Crisis in Law Enforcement and How Federal Intervention Could Promote Police Accountability in a Post-Ferguson United States[1] Kami Chavis Simmons* Introduction Officer Darren Wilson’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown...

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22nd Apr 2014

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Collateral Damage: Protecting Cultural Heritage in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

By Zoe Niesel Since the early spring of 2014, the world has watched Russia utilize military forces to invade and annex territory belonging to Ukraine. These actions are, unsurprisingly, raising...

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15th Apr 2014

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GPS “Bullets” and the Fourth Amendment

By Matthew F. Meyers For as long as there have been cars, there have been car chases.  A car chase connotes a dangerous, high-speed dash through city streets.  Fleeing from...

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27th Feb 2014

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Considering Patricia Millett for the D.C. Circuit

By Carl Tobias Politics fuels D.C. Circuit appointments.  Barack Obama was the first President in over 50 years who approved no one for the country’s second most important court, even...

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16th Feb 2014

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The Third Amendment, Privacy and Mass Surveillance

By Steven I. Friedland “The world isn’t run by weapons anymore, or energy, or money.  It’s run by little ones and zeroes, little bits of data.  It’s all just electrons.”[1] We...

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03rd Dec 2013

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Nigger, Please!

By Gregory S. Parks During the week of 2 September 2013, two federal courts—the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit—handed down...

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07th May 2013

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Florida v. Jardines: Why the Supreme Court Did Not Say Trespass

By Bradley Pollina Introduction The Supreme Court recently handed down its decision in Florida v. Jardines,[1] affirming by a 5-4 vote the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling[2] that the police’s use of a trained narcotics...

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15th Feb 2013

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Justice Thomas and Affirmative Action: Bad Faith, Confusion, or Both

By Eric J. Segall The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin,[1] a lawsuit challenging racial preferences used by the University of Texas to admit a diverse...

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