Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.
ATLANTA – U.S. researchers who knowingly breached medical ethics by infecting Guatemalans with sexually transmitted diseases in the 1940s without informing them of the risks preyed upon the country’s vulnerable populations, said a Georgia State University law professor who’s a senior advisor to the presidential commission investigating the study.
ATLANTA — As North Carolina considers becoming the first state to make financial amends to victims of state-sanctioned sterilization, Georgia State University College of Law Professor Paul Lombardo has become a much sought-after expert on the legal history of eugenics. Lombardo has been called on by numerous media in recent days, including the BBC News, the Associated Press, more »
ATLANTA — Georgia State University College of Law Professor Paul A. Lombardo has been named as a consultant to the Living Archives on Eugenics in Western Canada, a project based at the University of Alberta (Edmonton). The five-year project (2010-2015) is funded by a $1 million grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.… more »