ABC, Nov 25, 2014 2:43 pm
Eyewitness News 5 p.m.- Ferguson killing
Erwin Chemerinsky [UC Irvine]: "The Grand Jury looks at the evidence deciding whether or not there is probable cause to indict. But it's important to remember in front of the grand jury only the prosecutor is present. The defendant and defense lawyers have no chance to present evidence to the Grand Jury."
The Washington Post, Nov 25, 2014 2:43 pm
Ferguson decision reflects juries’ tendency to give police benefit of doubt, experts say
Erwin Chemerinsky, a University of California, Irvine law professor, said…. “The question for the grand jury is not whether the officer did something wrong. The question for the grand jury is a legal one. Could a reasonable jury in this case, after hearing all the evidence, convict the defendant of the crime?”
The New York Times, Nov 25, 2014 2:42 pm
Click bait is a distracting affront to our focus
On average, people switch their focus of attention when working with digital media about every three minutes. The design of personal computers, smart devices and, of course, the Internet all contribute to this fragmentation of our attention. Click bait as a design element is a natural evolution, and consequence, of the Internet that affects our flow of attention. … Gloria Mark is a professor specializing in human-computer interactions at the University of California, Irvine.
NPR, Nov 25, 2014 2:41 pm
New affirmative action cases say policies hurt Asian-Americans
Jennifer Lee, a sociologist at the University of California, Irvine says affirmative action policies can in fact help some Asian-Americans, which are a very diverse group. … "So, when we think about race-conscious admissions and whether they would help Asian-Americans, we have to really think about who Asian-Americans are as a community."
The Nation, Nov 25, 2014 2:41 pm
Why it’s impossible to indict a cop
Perhaps the most disturbing thing about these police killings, many of them of unarmed victims, is that our courts find them perfectly legal. … According to Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine Law School, recent Supreme Court decisions are not a path toward justice but rather a series of obstacles to holding police accountable for civil rights violations.
Los Angeles Review of Books, Nov 25, 2014 2:40 pm
Hong Kong Visions by Jeffrey Wasserstrom
As improbable as the city’s history is the Umbrella struggle. … And like so many improbable things, it might have taken a very different course had one or two specific things not happened or happened differently. … Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor's Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.
The Wall Street Journal, Nov 25, 2014 2:40 pm
Obama signs executive action on immigration
“The message to Nevada’s Latinos is not lost on going to Las Vegas,” said Louis DeSipio, professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, and an expert on Latino politics. “Nevada is now a purple state precisely because of Latinos. It’s important for the president and the party, starting with [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid ." PDF.
The Washington Post, Nov 25, 2014 2:40 pm
Supreme Court case tests the limits of free speech on Facebook and other social media
A brief filed by the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida and two rap-music scholars, Erik Nielson at the University of Richmond and Charis E. Kubrin of the University of California, Irvine, advises the court that intent is especially important when considering rap.
The New York Times, Nov 25, 2014 2:39 pm
Letter from the editor: Facing the reality of win-lose situations
“Wholly apart from the question whether there’s going to be any demonstrable effect on turnout or election outcomes, there’s a real harm here,” as Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, told our Times colleague Trip Gabriel this week. “Nobody should be denied the right to vote who’s eligible, absent good reason.”
Los Angeles Times, Nov 25, 2014 2:38 pm
Obama’s action on immigration leaves millions still facing deportation
Leo Chavez, a professor of anthropology at UC Irvine, said a similar divide happened after the 1986 immigration overhaul under President Reagan. An estimated half a million people who didn't qualify under Reagan's program are still living in the country without legal status, according to figures provided by the Migration Policy Institute.