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McCoyd 93L appointed as DeKalb County magistrate

Matt McCoyd 93L, long-time Emory Trial Techniques instructor, has been appointed to serve as a judge with the DeKalb County Magistrate Court. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of DeKalb County in this position," McCoyd said, noting that he plans to continue teaching at Emory Law.
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RICO prosecution in APS cheating case not surprising, Cloud tells LA Times

When prosecutors in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating case used RICO laws to pursue convictions for educators, some observers cried overkill. The federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act debuted in the 1970s as a means to prosecute gangsters and mob bosses. But as Emory Law Professor Morgan Cloud told the Los Angeles Times, it wasn't a stretch. "I was not surprised in the least," Cloud said. "It's sufficiently egregious, and this clearly fit within the way the RICO statute has been applied since 1970."
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