UCI News

The New York Times, April 26, 2016
Opponents of North Carolina’s voter ID law appeal ruling
“Republicans and Democrats tend to view these facts through different lenses, and judges are no different − not because they want to help ‘their party,’ but because they are predisposed to see facts in different ways,” Richard L. Hasen, an elections law expert at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in an analysis of Monday’s ruling.

The Washington Post, April 27, 2016
Why legalizing marijuana will be much harder than you think
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and Distinguished Professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, [writes]: There are rumors that the federal government may soon lift its ban on marijuana, but that wouldn’t end marijuana prohibitions in the United States. This incongruity is the result of federalism: the ability of each jurisdiction − the federal government and every state − to maintain its own laws as to which drugs are illegal and which are not. Completely legalizing marijuana in the United States would require the actions of both the federal government and every state government.

Money, April 27, 2016
8 things college students should do now that will pay off big later
Take a personal finance class. You’ll be glad you did as soon as you have to apply for an auto loan or choose investments for your 401(k) plan. You may be able to take a personal finance course for credit at your college. … Or, consider a free, online course, like UC Irvine Distance Learning Center’s Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning.

PBS SoCal, April 22, 2016
Free speech vs hate speech
Noted legal scholar and UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky explains the difference between free speech and hate speech to PBS SoCal reporter David Nazar. Nazar also interviews students at UCI to get their opinion.

LA Weekly, April 26, 2016
How El Nino sidestepped Southern California
Jin-Yi Yu, an Earth system science professor at UC Irvine, theorized in a report we published April 7 that warm waters along the equatorial Pacific shifted away from the Americas and toward the Central Pacific, possibly correlating with the jet stream’s move north away from Southern California.

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