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Week of Aug. 07, 2017

Chicago sues Justice Department
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Given the U.S. government's broad authority on immigration matters and its ability to impose conditions on sanctuary city funding, the City of Chicago’s lawsuit "will not bear fruit in court," according to Alexandra Filindra, UIC assistant professor of political science. Filindra, who studies policies and public opinion related to immigration, says the lawsuit's most important function is to highlight the discrepancies between the Department of Justice's expressed goals to combat crime in cities and the likely negative effects of that mission that these new rules may produce. 

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Why do political figures appear to be able to get away with mild truth bending and sometimes even outrageous lies? A new study from UIC researchers suggests people have more leniency for politicians' lies when they bolster a shared belief that a specific political stance is morally right. Allison Mueller, UIC doctoral candidate in psychology and lead author of the study, and Linda Skitka, UIC professor of psychology, can comment.

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The 2017 UIC Urban Forum is designed to raise issues related to uniting hard and soft infrastructures, the built environment's lasting impact on a city and its people, opportunities for economic development and the future of city design. 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Illinois Rooms, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St. Register online