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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has good reason to be confident that he will escape felony charges alleging that he misused his veto power in a failed attempt to coerce a Democratic prosecutor into resigning.
The California Supreme Court's decision requires suspects to have a lawyer's understanding of when they need to invoke their right to remain silent and how they are supposed to do so in order to ensure that this right is preserved.
Through a rescheduling measure, Ferguson could permanently reshape its electoral landscape so that its leaders are chosen by an electorate that more closely resembles Ferguson as a whole -- rather than allowing them to be chosen by a tiny, overwhelmingly white group of voters.