Bedrosian Center

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PIPE* Workshop: Ben Newman, UCR

“Uncovering Discrimination in the Policing of Anti-Immigrant Hate Crime”  With an increase in ethnically motivated hate crime, we explore the issue of the rigor in which law enforcement agencies police potential hate crime activity. We conducted a large-scale field experiment on roughly 6,800 police departments throughout the United States to test for discrimination in the policing of…

Trump loyalist Devin Nunes facing tighter House race in California as Democratic rival Andrew Janz rises in the polls

CNBC quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on Rep. Devin Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy, said some farmers could see Nunes as “joined at the hip to Trump if the economy of the…

Dem leader says no to double-doubles: the implications of In-N-Out’s political contributions

KPCC-FM quoted Abby Wood of the USC Gould School on the implications of In-N-Out’s political contributions. In California, it is much harder to do a so-called “dark money” expenditure than that on federal level and it is because of the new law.   Full tape & article here

Sen. John McCain fought to clean up money in politics. Are we better off today?

PolitiFact quoted Abby Wood of the USC Gould School on campaign finance reform. In the post-Watergate 1976 U.S. Supreme Court case Buckley vs. Valeo, the court ruled that expenditures are First Amendment-protected political “speech,” and contributions are First Amendment-protected political “association,” said Abby Wood, an associate professor of law, political science and public policy at the…

How Cheaper Metro Passes and, Yes, Scooters Can Help Prevent Homelessness

LAist quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on how different modes of transportation affect access to jobs by low-income workers in San Diego County. “They also need something that can work for them in terms of time cost,” said Marlon Boarnet, chair of the urban planning department at the University of Southern California.…

Tracking 101: How (constantly) taping candidates has changed our politics

North Country Public Radio quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on the tracking of politicians. Christian Grose, a political scientist at the University of Southern California, said the practice of tracking political players on tape has spread pretty far from its roots. “One of the very first ones I can remember that was…