Locally we have two stories in Voice of Orange County:
Santa Ana Mayor Is Director of Bank Under Federal Watch— Fullerton Community Bank, where Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido has been a director for six years, is under the watch of the federal Office of Thrift Supervision for “unsafe or unsound business practices,” according to documents on the federal agency’s website. More.
Supervisors Balk at Funding for Obesity Programs— The Orange County Board of Supervisors — in the same week that the National Academies of Sciences declared more than 20 percent of young children in the U.S. overweight or obese — balked at applying for millions in federal dollars to fight obesity at the local level. Why? Because at least two board members don’t want to be linked to Obamacare. More.
Nationally we have a couple of rulings out of the Supreme Court that dropped this morning:
CNN: California ban on sale of ‘violent’ video games to children rejected — The Supreme Court has struck down a California law that would have banned selling “violent” video games to children, a case balancing free speech rights with consumer protection. The 7-2 ruling Monday is a victory for video game makers and sellers, who said the ban — which has yet to go into effect — would extend too far. More.
CNN: Justices strike down taxpayer-supported campaign spending law — The Supreme Court has tossed out an Arizona law that provides extra taxpayer-funded support for office seekers who have been outspent by privately funded opponents or by independent political groups. A conservative 5-4 majority of justices on Monday said the law violated free speech, concluding the state was impermissibly trying to “level the playing field” through a public finance system. More.