Conservatives Seek To Block Law School’s Ability To File Suits

By on April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

Conservatives at the North Carolina Board of Governors want to strip the University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights of its ability to file lawsuits. Proponents of the ban said that lawsuits take away from the center’s educational mission. UNC law professor Gene Nichol told AP that the proposal is “strictly, certainly and undoubtedly ideological.” Julius Chambers, a black attorney who endured firebomb attacks in the 1960s and 70s in civil rights demonstrations, founded the center in 2001. The center has represented dozens of North Carolina individuals and groups, many of whom were too poor to afford representation, in cases fighting against social, economic, and racial discrimination. The center’s managing attorney, Mark Dorosin, said, “The folks pushing for this are opposed to the nature of the advocacy that the center does and the issues that people we represent are fighting for.”

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  1. Alec D'Urberville

    April 27, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Isn’t that roughly the same as saying that medical students shouldn’t be able to see patients because they’re only supposed to engage in academic pursuits?

  2. J.A.Busse esq.

    April 27, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    The very idea that an institution created to teach fairness and equality under the law would stoop to filing only plaintiff’s actions is untenable. And that is what they do. Now, if they actively defended businesses and persons from the suits they file with the same vigor and professorial support, I might begin to understand. They don’t. The School and professors are single vision bigots teaching only one side of the law. Their malady is endemic in our law schools.

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