California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today the quickly passed $15 minimum wage law. In his speech he said, "Economically, minimum wages may not make sense. But morally, socially, and politically they make every sense because it binds the community together to make sure parents can take care of their kids." Those parents will be taking care of those kids for a while, too, since they're going to have a hard time finding jobs.
- On the other side of the country, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo signed its $15 minimum wage bill into law as well. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in the state and celebrated the bill's passage at a labor rally.
- The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states can determine legislative district boundaries based on the total populations within, not just based on voting-age populations.
- Princeton has decided it will not remove Woodrow Wilson's name from campus buildings in response to complaints about the president's racist past.
- Alaska Air is buying Virgin America airlines for $2.6 billion. The merged company would become the top air carrier on the West Coast.
- The Department of Justice is looking over the massive weekend leak of data about the shady offshore dealings of some rich international leaders and their cronies to see if there's any criminal wrongdoing connected to the United States. If there's a possibility of money to seize, I'm sure they'll find something.
Amy Coney Barrett Condemns Purdue University's 'Fundamentally Unfair' Adjudication of Sexual Assault Claims
The opinion, which suggests a strong concern about due process, will nevertheless be cited as evidence of the SCOTUS nominee's "uniformly conservative" record.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
DC Circuit Rules House of Representatives has Standing to Challenge Trump's Diversion of Funds to Build his Border Wall
The opinion was written by prominent conservative Judge David Sentelle.