UCI News

The Washington Post, April 11, 2016
Can President Obama appoint Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court without the consent of the Senate?
UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky argues that the Senate has a duty to vote on Supreme Court nominations because the Appointment Clause states that the president “shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States” (emphasis added), and the word “shall” implies a mandatory duty.

Constitution Daily, April 7, 2016
Does the Senate have a duty to hold hearings for Supreme Court nominees?
Does the Senate have a constitutional obligation to hold confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees? Joining We the People to discuss this important issue are two leading constitutional experts and returning champions on the show. Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding dean and Distinguished Professor of law … at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Michael Ramsey is the Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation professor of law … at the University of San Diego School of Law.

The Arizona Republic, April 11, 2016
5 signs another surge of Central American migrants coming to U.S.
Large numbers of Central American migrants could galvanize the “Trump” base of the Republican party that considers immigration the key issue facing the country, said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine. … “To the extent there is another surge, that particular element of the Republican base will be more animated, particularly if there is a Trump candidacy,” DeSipio said.

Orange County Register, April 11, 2016
Research reveals the upside of mommy brain
“All of the research on the maternal brain is interesting work and it’s also a natural extension of a huge movement right now overtaking not just neuroscience, but all medicine,” said Larry Cahill, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology and behavior at UC Irvine. “The differences between males and females has long been underappreciated and understudied to the detriment of women’s health.”

Los Angeles Review of Books, April 8, 2016
David Fedman on The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine
David Fedman, assistant professor of Japanese and Korean history at UC Irvine, [writes]: Few are as qualified to speak to the horrors of modern war – especially as they were experienced and internalized by children – than Nosaka himself, a child of the war and survivor of the firebombing of Kobe. … As for so many other members of what Nosaka would later dub ‘the scorched-earth generation,’ these experiences would haunt him for the rest of his life.

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