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The Washington Post, Dec. 19, 2022
A post-Reconstruction proposal that would have restored power to the people
Brook Thomas, UCI Chancellor’s Professor, emeritus writes, “What gets lost in the more substantive debates over Moore v. Harper is that history provides an example of a path not taken. In the years after the Civil War, a once-prominent North Carolina Republican laid the groundwork for an approach to protecting voting rights that is at complete odds with today’s Republican demands. Indeed, if Congress had heeded the advice of Albion W. Tourgée 132 years ago, Moore v. Harper would not exist.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

LAist, Dec. 20, 2022
What You Need To Know About California’s Ban On Flavored Tobacco Sales
“In California, closing the door on flavored tobacco products will be a [financial] hit for the tobacco industry. But simply because an industry is financially hit or disadvantaged in a particular market doesn’t mean that they actually have a constitutional claim or a viable claim before the United States Supreme Court,” said UC Irvine law [Chancellor’s] Professor Michele Goodwin. … “It resolves the patchwork of local bans,” said David Timberlake, an associate professor of public health at UC Irvine. “That’s an important point. A fair number of the local tobacco flavor bans, added exemptions such as certain tobacco categories including vape. That’s the other big advantage, I think of the state law, is it’s closing the loopholes.”

The Orange County Register, Dec. 19, 2022
OC Registrar of Voters recognized for efforts assisting a voter on Election Day
Claire Foster, a UC Irvine School of Law student and volunteer with Asian Americans Advancing Justice Southern California, was also presented with the award for her work in assisting the voter. She picked up election materials from a vote center and drove through rush-hour traffic to the voter’s home to help, the nonprofit said. “She demonstrated flexibility and persistence in the face of numerous obstacles, and she managed to get back to the vote center to submit the voter’s ballot selections just before the vote center closed,” Disability Rights California officials said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Healthline, Dec. 16, 2022
MERS: What to Know About the Virus and if it Will Spread After the World Cup
Dr. Dele Ogunseitan, PhD, a professor [and University of California Presidential Chair] at the University of California, Irvine … says that the World Cup coincided with a camel festival which has worried some in public health that there could be an increased risk of MERS. “It’s kind of endemic in the[camel] population in the Middle East. And so when you have this festival that brings soccer fans from all over the world, at the same time, in the same country, as a camel showcase festival; physicians, and global health security people should be concerned.”

Verywell Family, Dec. 14, 2022
Tylenol and Motrin Shortages Leave Parents Searching For Options
Substituting one kind of medication for another isn’t the right answer either. “Parents should not buy traditional combination cough and cold medications for young children without checking with a medical professional first,” says Christine Cadiz, PharmD, health sciences clinical associate professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. “Many of these contain products that should not be used for young kids.”

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