Kami Chavis, a Towering Law Professor, Appointed Vice Provost at Wake Forest University



Kami Chavis, associate provost and law professor at Wake Forest University, has been appointed vice provost for three years, continuing her three-year stay in the provost’s office.

Kami Chavis

In addition to her three years as associate provost, Chavis, 46, has been teaching law – specifically in the realm of criminal law and criminal procedure – at Wake Forest’s law school since 2006. She founded and directs the law school’s criminal justice program and teaches a popular course called “Perspectives in Law Enforcement: Police and Prosecutorial Accountability,” an issue all the more timely, Chavis said, given ongoing calls for criminal justice reform.

“As a university administrator, I think it’s really important that I stay close to the university’s mission. And that mission is to educate students,” Chavis said. “When I’m teaching that class, it’s one of the highlights of my day.”

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Of Course Trump Is Going To Pardon Jared, Ivanka, and Maybe Even Don Jr.

About 12 hours ago we wrote about the prospect of Donald Trump “preemptively” pardoning his adult children, after Sean Hannity advised him to “pardon his whole family and himself.” At the time it was merely a theoretical piece of advice from a Fox News anchor and not something the president was reported to actually be considering. But surprise: He is! And knowing him, he’ll probably go through with it!

In an updated story about Rudy Giuliani having discussed the prospect of a “preemptive” pardon for himself, The New York Times reports that Trump has talked to advisers about granting the same sort of all-inclusive pardon to Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump, as well as Jared Kushner. (As has been the story of her life, there was sadly no mention of Tiffany Trump, though in this case that may be an unintended compliment re: her not needing to

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Rapper IDK Will Teach a Music Business Crash Course at Harvard

At 28, Jason Aaron Mills, known professionally as IDK, has already seen a lot of what life can throw at a person. Before landing a major label deal, the rapper-producer was incarcerated and struggling to find a purpose. But music propelled him.

IDK — short for “Ignorantly Delivering Knowledge” — wants to ensure the next person in similar shoes doesn’t have to fight so hard. In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone, IDK announced the launch of “No Label Academy,” a 10-day music business course curated for aspiring industry leaders who aren’t born with silver spoons in their mouths or record-executive relatives.

IDK’s team will pluck just-starting-out musicians, managers, publicists, A&Rs, and others from around the U.S. and invite them to gather at Harvard University’s Boston campus. The rapper and a number of celebrity guests will teach topics including financial literacy, contract negotiations, networking, social media strategy, and mental

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No criminal charges recommended after RCMP officer’s truck door struck Nunavut man

An RCMP officer in Nunavut “did not intentionally strike” an Inuk man with his truck’s door over the course of an arrest last June, according to external investigators with the Ottawa Police Service.

The OPS announced the results of its investigation on Tuesday, in which the service recommended no criminal charges against the officer in question.

The Ottawa police have an agreement with the RCMP and the Nunavut government to act as third-party investigators in major incidents involving the mounted police.

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No criminal charges recommended for RCMP officer who shot, killed Nunavut man

In this instance, the OPS criminal investigation was tied to an incident on June 1 in Kinngait.

Video surfaced on social media showing a man stumbling across a slushy, snowy road before a pickup truck, with the driver’s door open, pulls up behind him and plows into him, knocking him to the ground.

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The Pandemic’s Toll On Criminal Defendant Rights: Part 1


By Eric Christofferson, John Hillebrecht and Paul Lewis

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The U.S. Constitution guarantees the criminally accused certain fundamental rights — such as the right to confront witnesses, a speedy trial, a public trial, a representative jury venire and counsel.

But while the wheels of justice infamously turn slowly in the best of times, the pandemic kicked a whole bunch of sand into the gears of courtrooms across the country. Bound to protect the safety of litigants, employees and the

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Supreme Court Sceptical About Law That Could Have a Chilling Effect On Security Research

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed scepticism about the sweeping nature of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, claiming that the cybercrime law — the only one of its kind in the United States — could lead to a slippery slope where average Americans are criminalized for innocuous transgressions like checking Facebook at work.

The reexamination of the law comes during arguments for a case involving a Georgia police officer convicted of violating the Act after he accessed a licence plate database in during an attempt to obtain information on a strip club dancer in what lawyers argued was an improper manner. Lawyers for the officer, Nathan Van Buren, say that he had not violated the CFAA and had, in fact, had legitimate access to the database through the course of his work.

The case — the first significant challenge to the scope of the CFAA to reach the

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Clues about crime-fighting feature Norwich policing courses

Wannabe crime-fighters are being offered the chance to study everything from detective investigations to road policing. 

City College Norwich has teamed up with Norfolk Constabulary to launch two new courses in policing that offer new pathways into becoming a police officer and boost the number of potential future recruits.

Paul Sanford, Norfolk's deputy chief constable. PIC: Supplied by Norfolk Police.

Paul Sanford, Norfolk’s deputy chief constable. 
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Norfolk deputy chief constable Paul Sanford said: “Modern day policing is becoming increasingly complex making it vital that we have a local and talented future workforce available to us. 

“These courses will play an important role in achieving that aim. I look forward to continuing to work with City College Norwich and UEA as our local education partners and shaping the best possible officers of the future.”

Starting in September 2021, a three-year degree course in policing aims to give students a grounding in police work, including law and and procedures, criminal

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Law student says she accused Chinmayanand of sexual harassment under pressure from his enemies- The New Indian Express

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LUCKNOW: The Shajahanpur sexual harassment case involving Swami Chinamayanand took another turn when the victim told the court that she had made the charges of sexual harassment under coercion from anti-social elements who “are enemies of the former Union minister”.

The woman appeared before the court of special judge (MP/MLA court) Pawan Kumar Rai on Friday.

The law student who made allegations of sexual harassment against Swami Chinmayanand in 2019 withdrew them last month after almost a year. “I had levelled charges of sexual harassment (on Swami Chinmayanand) under pressure from anti-social elements. These statements are not true. At the time of
recording these statements, I was not in a position to oppose those elements,” said the victim, according to assistant government advocate and prosecution lawyer Abhay Tripathi.

As per Tripathi, the law student, who had been pursuing a course from Swami Sukhdevanand Law College run by

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Texas first responders who die from COVID-19 denied state benefits

Law enforcement groups, surviving relatives call on Gov. Abbott to act, but he says law already allows money to flow.

The Texas prison system continues to lead the country in COVID-19 infection rates and prisoner deaths, but there’s another crisis unfolding as families of prison employees who have died are unable to get critical first-responder benefits. 

So far, 23 Texas correctional officers have died from COVID-19Eric Johnson is one of them. 

The 37-year-old is survived by his wife, Charity, and four children in Madisonville, Texas. 

“It really has taken a toll on her and her kids,” said Johnson’s cousin, Shemeka Morning. “Charity misses her husband. All the kids miss him.”    

Johnson’s family say their grief is compounded by their struggle to get benefits that they say are due them.  

Although the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reported Johnson’s death as being in the line of

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Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers in Pembroke, Georgia

Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers in Pembroke, GeorgiaPhoto by August de Richelieu

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PEMBROKE, GEORGIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DUI ATTORNEYS

Established in 1892 as a railroad town, Pembroke, GA is a small city strategically located in north Bryan County with a quick commute to Savannah, Statesboro, Georgia Southern University, and the beaches along coastal Georgia. The Pembroke Historic District is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. With all its surrounding attractions, Pembroke, GA is an ideal place to live, work and play. Of course, that can leave room for some legal trouble along the way. It can happen to the best of us, which is why our attorneys are here to help you with your criminal defense and DUI needs in Pembroke, GA.
Our outstanding criminal defense and DUI lawyers at Jarrett Maillet, J.D., P.C., are working tirelessly for Pembroke, GA victims who were charged for a crime or have been

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