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Marketplace, May 19, 2017
How much does it cost to send someone to prison?
Charis Kubrin, professor of criminology at University of California, Irvine, joined Marketplace Weekend to discuss the economics of prison.

NPR, May 21, 2017
Status Check: Where Voting Rights Cases Stand With The Supreme Court
The high Court decided not to hear a case on North Carolina’s restrictive voting law. But other cases are moving forward. NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Richard Hasen, law professor at UC Irvine.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 20, 2017
Resistance complicates use of gene drive to control dangerous pests
Meanwhile, a gene drive approach developed by UC San Diego and UC Irvine scientists that might circumvent resistance has received a $2 million shot in the arm from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Detroit Free Press, May 20, 2017
Religious defense planned in landmark Detroit genital mutilation case
“It is hard for me to imagine any court accepting the religious freedom defense given the harm that’s being dealt in this case,” said First Amendment expert Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars who called the religious claim in the Detroit case a “losing argument.” “You don’t have the right to impose harm on others in practicing your religion,” said Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California at Irvine ….

U.S. News & World Report, May 19, 2017
What’s Evidence of a Genetic Link to ADHD?
According to James M. Swanson, professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine, whether genetics is the main reason a person develops this disorder remains “a tricky question.” … “Interpretation of estimates of ‘heritability’ is complicated.”

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