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Quick Takes: Who has the right to defend Prop. 8 in California courts?

February 17, 2011 |  1:24 pm

Will Proposition 8, the state's same-sex marriage ban, fizzle on a legal technicality? Not so fast. The state Supreme Court decides it will weigh in.

Tuesday's special election amounts to a wash for Gov. Jerry Brown's budget battle: The votes of victors Sharon Runner and Ted Lieu will cancel out.

The state budget process lurches painfully forward: Democratic lawmakers begin to trim spending, but not as much as  Brown has proposed. Republicans are not impressed.  

And he may adhere to commoners' tastes otherwise, but when it comes to dogs,  Brown leans regal. Like Queen Elizabeth, he favors corgis.

-- Jill Leovy