Paul L. Caron

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Lin Wood's Name Remains On Mercer Law Courtroom Amid New Investigations

Following up on my previous post, Lin Wood Wants His $1 Million Donation Back If Mercer Law School Removes His Name From Courtroom:  WGTA, Lin Wood's Name Remains on Mercer Law Courtroom Amid New Investigation, Inquiry:

Mercer Law (2021)Amid new investigations into attorney Lin Wood, Mercer University confirmed Wednesday that it's not yet taken any action regarding Wood's donor recognition at Mercer Law.

The Georgia Secretary of State's Office confirmed this week that it's investigating Wood over reports that he may not have been a Georgia resident when he voted in the state in the 2020 presidential election.

The Georgia State Bar has also opened an inquiry into Wood regarding a bar rule that concerns an attorney's mental incapacity or substance abuse “to the extent of impairing competency as a lawyer."

Wood made a $1 million donation to Mercer Law School in recent years, earning him a courtroom on campus that bears his name. But Wood's repeated claims of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election have recently led to calls for removing his name from the law school. ...

On Wednesday Mercer University sent this statement concerning Wood's name on its law school:

We have heard from people expressing a range of opinions on Lin Wood’s donor recognition at the law school, but no action has been taken relative to that recognition. We have nothing further to say about the matter at this time.

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