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Huffington Post, March 23, 2017
Why Filibustering Neil Gorsuch May Not Pay Off In The Long Run
“If you think things with the Supreme Court are bad for progressive[s] now they can get much, much worse,” Richard Hasen, a longtime Supreme Court observer who teaches law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, wrote in a blog post. “Better to save the firepower for that fight.”

Scientific American, March 1, 2017
Do Latinos have a better chance of surviving kidney failure?
Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, a professor in the nephrology division at the University of California, Irvine, led the analysis of information on 2,697 pediatric patients receiving treatment at a United States dialysis organization on July 1, 2001 to December 31, 2011. According to the Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association,African-American patients had a 64 percent higher risk of dying than non-Hispanic whites, while Hispanics had 31 percent Lower risk of dying than non-Hispanic whites.

Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2017
Virgin America to disappear: What that says about airline travel
Deregulation by the US federal government in the mid-1970s spurred the growth of new carriers which led to competition, lower fares, and more people traveling by air, says Jan Brueckner, professor of economics at University of California, Irvine.

OC Register, March 24, 2017
Police playing politics with criminal justice measures
Despite the assertions of McDonnell, Piper and Stone, there’s no evidence, beyond highly publicized outliers, that AB109 has made Californians less safe overall, particularly with respect to violent crimes. Research by University of California, Irvine professors Charis Kubrin and Carroll Seron and the Public Policy Institute of California has found relatively little impact on crime.

The Oregonian, March 22, 2017
Lawmakers consider bills to protect juveniles questioned by police
In Oregon, 15 people have been exonerated of crimes they were convicted of between 1986 and 2012, including three involving false confessions, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. The registry is a project of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at University of California Irvine, the University of Michigan Law School and the Michigan State University College of Law.

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