Bloomberg, Feb. 28, 2017
DOJ drops objections to Texas voter ID law (Audio)
Rick Hasen, a professor at University of California, Irvine School of Law and founder of the Election Law Blog, and Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia University Law School, discuss an announcement by the Justice Department that it was dropping a crucial objection to Texas’ script voter ID law.
KPCC, Feb. 28, 2017
Baking bedbugs (Audio)
Catherine Loudon, an entomologist at the University of California, Irvine has been working on bed bug extermination for several years. Loudon wondered if there was a quick way kill these pesky stowaways.
San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 27, 2017
Study using fake resumes shows widespread age discrimination
Policy efforts to improve the system’s solvency have focused on encouraging seniors to work longer by changing Social Security benefits, such as by reducing benefits for those who start claiming them at age 62. David Neumark, an economics professor at the University of California, Irvine, [said]: “If they work longer, they pay more Social Security taxes.”
Bloomberg Politics, March 1, 2017
High court orders new look at Virginia voting district suit
The significance of the high court ruling was a matter of dispute. Mark Elias, the lawyer who represented the voters at the Supreme Court, tweeted that the ruling was a “major victory” that would have important practical ramifications. But Rick Hasen, who teaches election law at the University of California, Irvine, said the ruling broke little new ground. “It is more of a punt than a major decision,” Hasen wrote in a blog post.
NewStatesman, March 1, 2017
China’s battle to breathe
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, professor of Chinese history at the University of California, Irvine, [said]: “People in the West . . . assume that dissatisfactions [in China] are about things like censorship and lack of political freedoms …. But what really can motivate people are much more tangible things that affect their daily life.”
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