"If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts," goes the old legal adage. "If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither on your side, pound the table." A newly published federal court decision, writes Steven Greenhut, found the California Public Employees' Retirement System was merely banging the legal table with its "iron fist" in the Stockton bankruptcy case, with the judge rejecting the pension fund's argument that California cities could not reduce pension benefits even in bankruptcy.
Problematic deforestation continues, but the "lungs of the earth" are still breathing.
Plus: delusions about the First Amendment, hype about the Apple Card, and more...
Nonmedical use of prescription analgesics did not become more common, but it did become more dangerous.