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The New York Times, June 18, 2018
How Trump Corrupts the Rule of Law
Leah Litman, assistant professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, writes, “That is what makes the Trump administration’s legal claims so dangerous: The administration is simultaneously insisting that it must enforce a law that does not exist, but is refusing to defend a law that actually does exist, and jeopardizing the law in the process.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

NPR, June 18, 2018
Supreme Court Leaves ‘Wild West’ Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now
Richard Hasen, an election-law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said he saw that case as “two of the court’s savviest justices, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kagan, battling for the soul of Justice Kennedy.”

Salon, June 19, 2018
Evidence builds for a new kind of neutrino
“Once there is one [sterile neutrino], it begs the question: How many?” says Kevork Abazajian, a theoretical physicist at the University of California, Irvine. “They could participate in oscillations and be dark matter.”

AARP, June 15, 2018
Even ‘Mild’ High Blood Pressure Risks Future Dementia
“Hypertension in the very old is not detrimental for mental health,” said the 2017 study’s lead researcher, Maria Corrada, a professor of epidemiology and neurology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. “It’s a matter of creating enough pressure to get blood to oxygenate the brain adequately,”

Boing Boing, June 19, 2018
History’s most productive geniuses goofed off like crazy
A languid pace can produce terrific results because rest allows us to gather our resources. Those long walks and hours pursuing hobbies breed deep reflection and creativity. And midafternoon naps? They’re cognitive gold, as Sara Mednick, a sleep researcher at UC Irvine, has found. “They improve alertness, help consolidate information you learned earlier, and help with emotional regulation,” she says.

Previously “In the News”