Mark Davis ’91, general counsel to North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue, will discuss the legal issues surrounding the governor’s exercise of veto power, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 12 p.m. in Rm. 5042 at UNC School of Law.
Over the past two years, Perdue has vetoed an unprecedented 19 bills, including a voter ID law, a law allowing fracking, a rollback of the 2009 Racial Justice Act, an act requiring pre-abortion counseling and tort reform. Davis will speak on both the policy and legal aspects of the governor’s use of the veto power and other matters on which he has worked.
Prior to being named general counsel to the governor, Davis was a special deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice, where he also served as an attorney in the special litigation section. Prior to that, Davis spent 13 years as a litigator in private practice and served as a law clerk to the late U.S. District Judge Franklin Dupree.
The lecture - free and open to the public - is sponsored by the UNC Center for Law and Government and the UNC student chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.
-October 24, 2012