Nichol Publishes “Indecent Assembly” Book on N.C. Lawmakers

April 15, 2020

A new book by Professor Gene R. Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law at UNC School of Law, tackles public policy, injustice, race, wealth disparity, politics and lawmaking in North Carolina.

Indecent Assembly: The North Carolina Legislature’s Blueprint for the War on Democracy and Equality (Blair Publishing, 2020) explores the political changes in the state’s legislature over the last decade.

Indecent Assembly lays out in detail, and with no small dose of passion, the agenda, purposes, impacts, and transgressions of the Republican North Carolina General Assembly since it came to dominate life in the Tar Heel State,” says Blair’s description of the book. “Nichol outlines, without holding punches, the stoutest war waged against people of color and low-income citizens seen in America for a half-century.”

The book is introduced with a foreword by Rev. William Barber, leader of the Moral Monday Movement in North Carolina and the Poor People’s Campaign nationally, and Timothy Tyson, Duke University civil rights historian, activist, and author of The Blood of Emmett Till and Blood Done Sign My Name.

Nichol is an award-winning Carolina Law faculty member who specializes in civil rights and discrimination, constitutional law, federal courts and poverty law.