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September 2017 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

Perry joins law professors' challenge to travel ban

Perry joins law professors' challenge to travel ban

Emory Law Professor Michael Perry is among the 44 constitutional law scholars represented in an amicus brief filed at the Supreme Court this week, which argues the Trump administration's "travel ban" is unconstitutional. The brief is featured at the TakeCare blog, which includes a link to the brief in the first paragraph.

A tribute to Tina Stark

A tribute to Tina Stark

On the Law School blog network, Jeffrey Proske writes about the impact the Center for Transactional Law and Practice founder Tina Stark had on his teaching, after attending one of the center's Transactional Law Conferences. "I'm sure I'm only one of many voices in the crowd of transactional skills professors who owe Tina Stark a debt of gratitude for her groundbreaking work in teaching transactional skills," he writes.

Brown in the Washington Post: How race affects home buying

Brown in the Washington Post: How race affects home buying

Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown was quoted in the Washington Post on how race affects home-buying and property values. The article says while Prince George's County home values are rising now (after it experienced disproportionately higher foreclosure rates during the recession) home values there are still among the lowest in the D.C. region. "Because whites are the primary purchasers in the home-buying market their preference dominates the market," Brown said. "They are generally uncomfortable living in communities that are not all white, or almost all white." When more than 10 percent of families in a neighborhood are black, home values fall because the community becomes less attractive to white buyers, Brown said.

The 11th Circuit's new nominee: Branch 94L

The 11th Circuit's new nominee: Branch 94L

Judge Elizabeth "Lisa" Branch 94L was nominated by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to fill the spot vacated by Judge Frank Hull, who is taking senior status, the Daily News reports. Branch was appointed to the Georgia Court of Appeals in 2012 leaving a position as a commercial litigation partner at Smith Gambrell & Russell.