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Archive: January 2021

Wilson Center Executive Director to Return to Private Practice

January 1, 2021

Thomas Maher, who has served as Executive Director at the Wilson Center, will be departing to return to private practice on January 1.

Maher, who has taught criminal trial practice to Duke Law students for nearly 30 years, joined the … Continue Reading →

Judge Releases Order Appointing Thomas Maher to COVID-19 Prison Litigation

December 11, 2020

Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier released the order today appointing Wilson Center Director Thomas Maher as a special master in ongoing litigation in how the state is handling COVID-19 in prisons.

You can read more about the case … Continue Reading →

Wilson Center Executive Director Appointed Special Master in NC COVID Litigation

December 4, 2020

Wilson Center Executive Director Thomas Maher has been appointed special master in the North Carolina litigation over the state prison system’s handling of COVID-19.

NAACP v. Cooper was filed earlier this year on behalf of several civil rights organizations, including … Continue Reading →

Maher Underscores Importance of Public Defense in Task Force’s Racial Equity Work

July 29, 2020

Duke Center for Science and Justice Executive Director Tom Maher spoke Tuesday to the Governor’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice.

The group, which has been working for at least a month, made its first recommendations last week … Continue Reading →