"Justiceline: August 31, 2011"
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- A Colorado judge struck down a school board’s attempt to voucherize its school system, because this privatization scheme violated the state’s constitutional guarantee that public money will not fund religious schools.
- California Supreme Court nominee Goodwin Liu goes into his confirmation hearing today in the wake of glowing reviews from his state bar.
- A California appeals court held that former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) had the legal authority to furlough state workers who work for other elected officials.
- Spain moves to write deficit and debt caps into its constitution.
- Just go read Dahlia Lithwick. “We can go on pretending that torture is no longer permissible in this country or under international law, but until there are legal consequences for those who order or engage in torture, we will only be pretending. Cheney is the beneficiary of that artifice.”