The Daily brief: Aug. 4, 2010 [Updated]

Aug. 4, 2010, 6:26 p.m.

Proposition 8 | U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in Perry v. Schwarzenegger that Proposition 8, which limits marriage to a bond between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional and violates equal protection laws. The case has been appealed and may continue to the Supreme Court. Political science professor Gary Segura testified in the case back in January.

Sharapova Surrenders | Victoria Azarenka slams Sharapova and claims the Bank of the West Classic title.

Legalization Woes | Forget the economic fears that pot’s legalization will drive Humboldt farmers into bankruptcy. We should be worrying about the effect of legalization on health, says Med School psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys. He fears that marijuana and tobacco companies would stand “shoulder to shoulder … lobbying against every anti-smoking restriction and expansion of public health and every taxation initiative.”

Korean Rapper Diploma | Korean rapper Daniel Seon Woong Lee ’01 M.S. ’02, better known in Korea as Tablo, has battled rumors from Korean netizens about the authenticity of his Stanford education. His next step? Legal action. (Correction: We misspelled Lee’s name in the original report; it is now corrected.)

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Ellen Huet is currently a senior staff writer at The Daily; she joined the staff in fall 2008 and served one volume as managing news editor in fall and early winter of 2010-2011. Reach her at ehuet at stanford dot edu. Fan mail and sternly worded complaints are equally welcome.

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