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A Generation of Change documentary

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"A Generation of Change: Bill Friday, Terry Sanford, and North Carolina from the 1920s-1972" aired on WUNC-TV on January 8.

This insightful documentary focuses on some of North Carolina's most notable post-war leaders (who all happened to be in the same study group at Carolina Law). The film looks at some of their formative experiences, the challenges of the time and how this public-minded group left their stamp on the state.

Listen to WUNC's Frank Stasio interview the producers of the film on The State of Things.

N&O article by Rob Christensen on the film, Bill Friday and Terry Sanford.

Special Trial Courts for State Constitutional Claims

September 29, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
UNC School of Law

The Poverty Center hosted a conversation with prominent constitutional scholar and UNC Law professor, Michael Gerhardt. Gerhardt, the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law, discussed the recent state law that removes civil cases with a constitutional claim from local superior courts to a special three judge court located in Wake County. The judges serving on this panel are selected by the Chief Justice of the NC Supreme Court. No other state has created this type of court and while proponents tout its efficiency and fairness, critics raise their own questions of fairness, political subterfuge, and separation of powers. Gerhardt discussed the ramifications and motivations for the law with a large classroom of UNC law students.

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