UCI News

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 15, 2016
Should campus leaders ever disinvite a controversial speaker?
In his tenure at the University of California, Irvine, Thomas A. Parham … says it is part of his job to contribute to co-curricular aspects of the student experience, which includes public lectures. … “We try very hard to maintain a posture that says we are content-neutral. We aren’t into screening or censoring speech; we’re into promoting free speech.”

Orange County Register, March 15, 2016
O.C. Sheriff wants to hire new oversight adviser following jailbreak, snitch scandal
“In Orange County, the unconstitutional use of jailhouse informants, that’s something that a constitutional policing adviser could have helped to prevent,” Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, said Monday. “I think making sure that policing is done in accordance with the constitution is enormously important. This is a way to accomplish that.”

BuzzFeed, March 12, 2016
People are going to prison thanks to DNA software − But how it works is secret
If a program says the chances of a match are 1 in a million, “how do you truly know that is the right number rather than 100 million or 10 million?” asked William Thompson, a criminology and law professor at the University of California, Irvine. “Are you going to run it a trillion times or a million times and see how often you get a false result?”

PRI, March 14, 2016
How will U.S. erase decision that let big money pour into elections?
An amendment, says law professor and campaign finance expert Rick Hasen of the University of California, Irvine, isn’t realistic, at least not in the current environment. “It’s a political non-starter,” he said, pointing to the Democracy for All Amendment, which did not receive a single Republican vote. “If you really want to get rid of super PACs, we would need to somehow change the understanding of the First Amendment.”

Social Times, March 14, 2016
March Madness: Big West fans most positive on Twitter, Indiana most foul-mouthed
Big West member UC Irvine, which received its only tournament bid last year, led the positive sentiment rankings for both home and away games. The Anteaters will compete in the 3rd-tier College Insider Tournament.

Previously “In the News”