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Community HeLP and First Amendment clinics featured in Law360

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Community Health Law Partnership Clinic's Jason A. Cade and Kristen E. Shepherd and the First Amendment Clinic's Clare R. Norins were featured in Law360 regarding their representation of women who allegedly endured abusive gynecological and other medical treatments while in the custody of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. The class action complaint asserts that the women suffered retaliation, including expedited deportation, for speaking up about the medical abuse. The article titled "Detained Migrants In Ga. Launch Medical Abuse Class Action" was written by Jennifer Doherty and published 12/23/20.

E. Burch featured in The Washington Post

Monday, January 4, 2021

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in The Washington Post regarding the pandemic's effects on jury trials. The article titled "Virus stalls long-awaited day in court for historic opioid lawsuit" was written by Meryl Kornfield and published 12/27/20. The article was reprinted by other media outlets across the country.

Norins featured on Fox 5 Atlanta

Monday, January 4, 2021

Clinical Assistant Professor & First Amendment Clinic Director Clare R. Norins was featured on Fox 5 Atlanta regarding a lawsuit the clinic filed against a county commissioner who blocked a constituent’s access to his interactive Facebook page that he used to communicate with the public about his official activities after she criticized his response to constituent concerns. The Dec. 31, 2020 article titled "Politician broke promise to unblock critics from Facebook, costing taxpayers at least $160,000" and related Dec. 29, 2020 news broadcast were reported by Randy Travis.

Rodrigues featured on NPR's "Morning Edition"

Monday, January 4, 2021

University Professor & Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance and Securities Law Usha Rodrigues was featured on NPR's "Morning Edition" regarding special acquisition companies. The segment titled "SPACs: The Backwards IPO That's Taking Over Wall Street" was hosted by Camila Domonoske and aired 12/28/20.

Community HeLP clinic obtains release of client from immigration detention on health grounds

Thursday, December 24, 2020

The Community Health Law Partnership clinic recently obtained release of a client from an immigration detention center in Georgia pursuant to the district court's order in Fraihat v. ICE, which requires new assessments and release determinations for individuals at heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 while in custody. Third-year student Raneem Ashrawi helped prepare the request along with clinic Staff Attorney Kristen E. Shepherd and clinic Director Jason A. Cade.