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CNN, March 7, 2017
Study: Black people more likely to be wrongfully convicted
A new report from the National Registry of Exonerations, a joint project between the University of California, Irvine; University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law, shows that black people are more likely to be wrongfully convicted than white people and are also likely to spend longer in prison before being exonerated for their crimes.

ABC Washington, D.C., March 6, 2017
Former Obama officials become aggressive voices against Trump
“Mostly these elected officials or appointees are following the protest rather than leading it… People who work in institutional politics pay attention to what their base cares about and follow the signals they’re getting,” said David Meyer, professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine and author of The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America.

Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2017
Our wild, wet winter doesn’t change this reality – California will be short of water forever
Jay Famiglietti, former professor of Earth system science and of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine [writes]: All winter, Californians have been asking one question: Is the drought finally over? The federal monitor shows just a few lingering tan and yellow patches in Southern California, but for scientists, the beginning and end of drought conditions are exceptionally difficult to pinpoint.

Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2017
Legal experts: New travel ban has a better chance of surviving court challenges than the old one
“This is certainly better drafted than the prior version, especially with regard to not excluding those who have the lawful right to be in the United States. … Put simply, it corrects some of the problems courts found with the prior executive order, but many of the serious problems remain.” UC Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.

Orange County Register, March 6, 2017
17 renovated Crystal Cove cottages could be coming soon
About $5 million from the Coastal Commission has been secured from an endowment; $4 million earmarked for restoration and the rest for educational programs. These include a partnership with UC Irvine for a coastal engineering program that studies sea level rise and human impacts on the coast.

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