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The New York Times, March 1, 2017
Supreme Court returns Virginia voting district case to lower court
“The upshot of all of this is that not much has changed with these cases,” Richard L. Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in a blog post. “The fight will be over the details and application to particular cases.”

Associated Press, March 1, 2017
High court ruling could reshape Virginia political map
But because the court left it to the lower court to sort out whether the districts were improperly drawn, election law expert Richard Hasen at the University of California at Irvine law school called the outcome “more of a punt than a major decision.”

Men’s Health, March 1, 2017
11 ways to lower your blood pressure naturally
Putting in more than 41 hours per week at the office raises your risk of hypertension by 15 percent, according to a University of California, Irvine, study of 24,205 California residents. Doing overtime makes it hard to exercise and eat healthy, says Haiou Yang, Ph.D., the lead researcher.

Complex, March 1, 2017
Deportation is significantly different under Trump – here’s why you should be alarmed
“The immediate threat to undocumented immigrants is contact with any law enforcement, including local police,” Sameer M. Ashar, a clinical professor at the School of Law at the University of California, Irvine, told Complex in a statement.

CNN, March 1, 2017
Why Gorsuch could lead court in wrong direction
Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science, UC Irvine School of Law, [writes]: “It’s no big deal, the thinking goes, that the Senate seems likely to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, as President Trump urged in his speech Tuesday night. … Unfortunately, this approach obscures the fact that keeping the steady course with a conservative replacement for Scalia will be bad enough across a range of topics important to many Americans, from environmental protection to immigration law to the ability of labor unions to collect dues from their members.”

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