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- The Washington Supreme Court holds that an employee can be fired for medical marijuana use, even if they are doing so with a state-sanctioned prescription.
- The Supreme Court wants you to know that fleeing police in a car chase is a really, really bad idea.
- Oklahoma federal Judge Ronald White was formally reprimanded for appointing his unqualified friends to preside over settlements.
- The European Union’s highest court threatens sanctions against France if the French do not provide adequate protection to prevent a rare species of hamster from going extinct.
- Iowa state Sen. Shawn Hammerlinck (R) thinks college students who actually want to get an education are part of a grand Democratic Party conspiracy.
- The Mississippi Supreme Court formally reprimands a state judge for jailing an attorney who wouldn’t say the Pledge of Allegiance.
- And, finally, for the three people in America who just can’t get enough of Sharron Angle — she has a new, self-published autobiography.