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Brewton new director of alumni relations

Jacynta Brewton is Emory Law's new director of alumni relations. She joins the law school from the University of Maryland's School of Medicine, where she served as director of development and alumni relations for the school's Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science.
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In the Media

Perry comments on controversial no-burqa bill

Advocates accused Ga. State Rep. Jason Spencer of targeting Muslim women with proposed changes to a 1951 state law passed to unmask the Ku Klux Klan, the Associated Press reports. Backlash later prompted him to quickly discard the idea. Georgia's highest court has narrowly interpreted the 1951 law to apply only when one wears a mask to intimidate others, and the new bill's language would added "she" to the law. Even if passed, the proposed changes wouldn't apply to Muslim women "because they're not wearing their gear to intimidate anybody," said Emory Law Professor Michael Perry.
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