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First Amendment Clinic achieves its first win

Monday, May 18, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic won its first case with the assistance of co-counsel Gerry R. Weber Jr. (J.D.’89). The settlement included equitable relief, damages and attorneys’ fees on behalf of a Douglas County (Ga.) resident who was blocked from her county commissioner’s official-purpose Facebook page. The result was covered by the Douglas County Sentinel. First Amendment Clinic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Clare R. Norins said she was pleased the newspaper covered the case because it will educate “readers and other politicians about the state of the law on government officials blocking people on social media based on the viewpoint of their speech - i.e., they can’t do it!”  


Carlson featured on NBC News

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured on NBC News regarding the Ahmaud Arbery case. The article titled "Were pursuit and killing of Ahmaud Arbery 'perfectly legal'? It's not that simple." was written by Erik Ortiz and published 5/13/20. 


Carlson featured in USA Today

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured in USA Today regarding the video in the Ahmaud Arbery case. The article titled "Ahmaud Arbery video: Legal experts explain how key frames may be used in murder trial" was written by Ryan W. Miller and published 5/13/20. This article was reprinted by other media outlets.


Carlson quoted in The New York Times

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured in The New York Times regarding Georgia's citizen's arrest law. The article titled "The Citizen's Arrest Law Cited in Arbery's Killing Dates Back to the Civil War" was written by Frances Robles and published 5/13/20. This article was reprinted by other media outlets.


Carlson featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Callaway Chair of Law Emeritus Ronald L. Carlson was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding the appointment of Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes to the Ahmaud Arbery case. The article titled "Cobb DA appointed to prosecute murder suspects in Ahmaud Arbery case" was written by Christian Boone, Jeremy Redmon and Alexis Stevens and published 5/11/20.

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