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The Atlantic, July 10, 2018
How Shelby County v. Holder Broke America
As the elections and voting-rights expert Rick Hasen at the University of California at Irvine told NPR, “This decision is going to make it very, very difficult to put any state back under federal preclearance … by setting a standard that puts the thumb on the scale that favors states, by saying you have to presume the good faith of the legislature.”

The Washington Post, July 10, 2018
A more conservative Supreme Court could step, not lurch, to the right
Leah Litman, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine, said [Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.’s] approach does not rely on overturning precedents. … “Upholding those laws would gut Roe and leave it without any force, particularly for women who lack the money and resources to travel long distances to obtain highly regulated health care procedures.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Scientific American, July 9, 2018
Cement Producers Are Developing a Plan to Reduce CO2 Emissions
Steven Davis, an earth system scientist at the University of California, Irvine—one of the authors of the Nature Geoscience paper, as well as last week’s Science commentary—noted that concrete’s absorption potential implies that there may be ways to make cement production carbon negative. … “As far as the major producers, it’s not clear to me that it is a very big priority,” said Davis. “I don’t get the sense that they feel that it’s a market for potential disruption yet.”

Orange County Business Journal, July 2, 2018
Hyundai, Kia Shake Up North American Arms
Margarethe Wiersema, a professor at the University of California, Irvine’s business school, said …. “Trying to run your business in different geographical markets from one country has its disadvantages, [and] the central headquarters is not going to be as sensitive to what’s going on in each market.” … UCI business school professor Gerardo Okhuysen said the reorganization will lead to faster decision making, which is “important when a company is in a very competitive environment.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Hechinger Report, July 9, 2018
How to boost math skills in the early grades
Understanding and being able to work with numbers “is a fundamental skill for success in almost any occupation you might choose,” said economist Greg J. Duncan of the University of California Irvine’s School of Education, whose research examines child poverty and education. “It leads to the analytic, higher-level thinking that’s increasingly important.”

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