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OC Weekly, March 15, 2017
UC Irvine Professor Vicki Ruiz Pioneered the Study of Mexican-American Women—and Isn’t Done
As Obama put the medal around her neck in the East Room, the first for an Anteater, emotions swelled through the scholar. Ruiz is a giant in American history for doing something academia never bothered with until she came along: show that Mexican-American women in the past had lives outside of making babies and cooking.

Slate, March 15, 2017
Do Dreamers Have Rights?
Ramirez is represented by renowned litigator Theodore Boutrous, Harvard professor Laurence Tribe, and University of California–Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. To them, the case represents a matter of basic principles. The Fifth Amendment proscribes the government from depriving any person “of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”

Bloomberg, March 16, 2017
Trump’s Second Bid at Travel Ban Knocked Down by Two U.S. Judges
“I think it is a very careful and thorough analysis,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, law school dean at the University of California, Irvine. “The judge details why, like the previous executive order, this is discrimination based on religion in violation of the First Amendment.”

Los Angeles Times, March 15, 2017
Federal judge in Hawaii blocks new travel ban nationwide; Trump vows to pursue his case ‘all the way’
UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky described the new order as “certainly better drafted than the prior version” but said courts could find it to run “afoul of the 1965 Immigration Act, which prohibits discrimination based on national origin.” “Based on prior statements of President Trump that Christians would be allowed in, this still can be challenged as a Muslim ban,” he said. “Put simply, it corrects some of the problems courts found with the prior executive order, but many of the serious problems remain.”

Orange County Register, March 15, 2017
Restricting use of plastic straws the latest trend to clean up beaches, ocean
“In my childrens lifetime the ocean is projected to have more pieces of plastic than fish. There are islands of plastic trash accumulating in the ocean as big as some states,” said Abby Reyes, the sustainability initiative director for UC Irvine.

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