MSNBC: President Biden outshines Trump and Obama by appointing public defenders to judgeships.
Marijuana Moment: Michigan marijuana sales broke another record in July.
Andrew Brisbo, executive director of Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA), touted the $128 million in adult-use sales and $43 million in medical cannabis purchases in July, saying, “Another record month!”
The prior month saw $107 million recreation marijuana sales and $42 million for medical cannabis.
For July, the total sales translates into $23 million in tax revenue, some of which will go to infrastructure projects, public education and individual jurisdictions.
The Hill: Dems turn to state courts as redistricting battles heat up.
NBC: Hope fades for congressional deal on police reform.
The Hill: Texas Supreme Court upholds governor's ban on mask mandates.
Bipartisan negotiators aren't giving up, but they are increasingly talking about abandoning thornier issues and moving forward with a slimmed-down bill that would accomplish the pieces of police reform that already have consensus.
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