California Gov. Jerry Brown continues to pose as an iconoclast who is willing to make the tough choices necessary to keep California afloat, but as Steven Greenhut reports, the budget Brown released recently is more evidence that he remains the cat's paw for the state's public-sector unions. Despite overwhelming evidence that the state's current system is unsustainable, Brown simply refuses to get serious.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.
A Michigan Man Underpaid His Property Taxes By $8.41. The County Seized His Property, Sold It—and Kept the Profits.
A state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.