The New York Times, Jan. 22, 2017
Foreign payments to Trump firms violate constitution, suit will claim
A team of prominent constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers intends to file a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to accept payments from foreign governments. … The legal team filing the lawsuit includes … Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine.
Los Angeles Times, Jan. 21, 2017
A look at some of the protests that changed U.S. history (and others that didn’t)
Like a great pink-capped wave, rolling from one edge of the country to the other, more than a million protesters marched through the streets of America on Saturday in an unprecedented show of discontent scarcely a day into the new Trump administration. … “A big turnout is good,” said David Meyer, a UC Irvine sociologist, who has also written extensively on political protest and social movements. “But sustained action is the real question.”
Ozy, Jan. 23, 2017
Who will win in business under Trump?
The Federal Reserve is expected to continue to increase interest rates from record lows, while Dodd-Frank, the landmark financial regulation legislation passed in 2010, “is gonna be amended if not repealed, that’s a no-brainer,” says Bob Solomon, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, and an expert on banking law.
San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 22, 2017
Historical detective on the case at SF Library
While pursuing a degree in women’s studies at UC Irvine, [Christina] Moretta took a class taught by two librarians. “They opened up my world to research and getting deep into discovering. I basically discovered a job to get paid to be a detective and do research but not write papers, so I thought that was pretty cool.”
Al Jazeera, Jan. 22, 2017
Human rights: From Obama to Trump
Mark LeVine, professor of Middle Eastern history at University of California, Irvine, [writes]: For the global human rights community, there was anticipation that the new administration would work to restore the most egregious violations of U.S. international legal obligations and hold to account the perpetrators of human rights violations. … The next four years could well bring consequences even the most troubling predictions of the Trump era haven’t imagined.
Oregon Artswatch, Jan. 20, 2017
Les Watanabe on Alvin Ailey, Lar Lubovitch, Donald McKayle and his life in dance
When I was at UC Irvine beginning my dance career, a friend of mine said that if I ever had the opportunity, that I should audition for Donald McKayle [professor emeritus of arts-dance at UCI] …. I consider him the most influential person in my life. I worked on and off with him for 20 years …. and finally I was invited by him, to be an Artist In Residence at UC Irvine.
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