One of the few hotly contested California races from November was for the little-known position of superintendent of public instruction, the state's highest elected education official. Charter-schools executive Marshall Tuck said a win by union-allied Tom Torlakson would have ill consequences—namely, the state would continue to challenge a lawsuit brought by low-income students who say they are deprived of their right to a quality education. Torlakson won a surprisingly strong victory, writes Steven Greenhut, and the Department of Education now is doing exactly what Tuck said it would do: continue to fight—rather than resolve—the case.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
This vote is "a hopeful sign that the harmful policies of marijuana prohibition will soon be a relic of the past."
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