Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Over “Appalachian Inbreeding” Comments, Council Schedules Meetings to Fill District 1 Seat, Ozone Alert Declared for Friday: Afternoon Review

A North Carolina law professor has filed an ethics complaint against the Washington, D.C. law firm that insinuated inbreeding was responsible for birth defects in Appalachia. The law firm made the comments while trying to refute a study connecting mountaintop removal to birth defect rates. The Louisville Metro Council will interview the 15 applicants who […]

Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Over ‘Appalachian Inbreeding’ Remarks

A North Carolina law professor has filed an ethics complaint against the Washington, D.C. law firm that insinuated inbreeding was responsible for birth defects in Appalachia. The law firm made the comments while trying to refute a study connecting mountaintop removal to birth defect rates. Law firm Crowell and Moring raised several issues with the […]

Law Firm Says Inbreeding Skews Data Linking Mountaintop Removal to Birth Defects

Last month, researchers at Washington State University and West Virginia University released a study that found a correlation between mountaintop removal and mining birth defects. A law firm with ties to the National Mining Association has refuted the study‚Äôs findings, but in the process, insulted many Appalachians. Inbreeding in Appalachia is one of many stereotypes, […]