"Justiceline: August 4, 2011"
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- A Rick Perry supporter explains the man’s appeal in eight words: “it takes balls to execute an innocent man.”
- Medical marijuana supporters in Ohio fail to get enough signatures to place the issue on the ballot.
- Meanwhile, Ohio workers scored a tactical victory against Gov. John Kasich’s harsh anti-union law. People who oppose the law will vote “no” on this year’s ballot. Because voters who don’t understand an issue typically default to voting “no,” this gives the law’s opponents a slight advantage.
- Rio de Janeiro is dealing with the problem of crack cocaine use among young people by rounding them up and forcing them into treatment programs against their will.
- The Ninth Circuit upholds a California university system policy prohibiting state-subsidized clubs from discriminating on the basis of religion.