UCI News

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2017
UC urges students, faculty covered by Trump travel restrictions to stay in U.S. for now
In a statement released Saturday, UC Irvine Chancellor Howard Gillman expressed “deep concern for our students, scholars and others who will be personally affected by this order. I am also concerned about the order’s impact on the ability of universities to pursue our mission.”

KCRW, Jan. 27, 2017
Is it legal to sanction sanctuary cities?
We look into case law and constitutional arguments — with a refresher on the 10th Amendment — on whether the federal government can take money away from states and cities that protect undocumented immigrants. Guest: Annie Lai, University of California, Irvine.

The New York Times, Jan. 28, 2017
President Trump’s immigration order, annotated
Jennifer Chacon, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said that a challenge to the executive order based on the later law’s equal-protection principles was the most promising line of attack.

KPCC, Jan. 27, 2017
Law professors debate Trump’s executive actions on immigration, how CA might fight back
Seth Davis
, assistant professor of law at the UC Irvine School of Law; he recently co-authored an op-ed for The Washington Post on President Trump’s immigration plans [and] John Eastman, professor of law and community service … at Chapman University.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 29, 2017
Trump’s cruel, illegal refugee executive order
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of law at the University of California, Irvine, [writes]: The new refugee policy announced by President Trump on Friday is unconstitutional and inhumane. It is also completely unnecessary …. If the Trump administration does not reverse itself, Congress and the federal courts must step in.

The Washington Post, Jan. 27, 2017
Trump aide was among record numbers taking a gun through TSA checkpoint last year, police say
James L. McGaugh, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied memory formation, said … that it’s hard to fathom how anyone could forget he’s carrying a firearm, let alone one that’s loaded. … “For me a loaded gun would create a very strong memory,” McGaugh said.

Daily Pilot, Jan. 27, 2017
UCI team’s Hyperloop pod is ready to race in SpaceX competition on Sunday
When a handful of UC Irvine students heard about the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition almost two years ago, they began work on their own designs in hopes of building a prototype for a high-speed ground transportation system.

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