womp womp to #cal3 and @timdraper . The California Supreme Court decided Wednesday to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states.
In a brief order, the court said it acted “because significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity and because we conclude that the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election.”
The court, meeting in closed session, also agreed to rule eventually on the measure’s constitutionality, a ruling that is likely to go against the initiative.
“They would not have removed it from the ballot unless it was their considered judgment that it is very likely not a valid measure that can go to the voters,” said University of Illinois law school Dean Vikram Amar.
Finn and I went on our first solo backpacking trip last night. I have been lacking motivation to do much of anything lately so I forced myself to get out and do something. It was strange having it be just the two of us but we both needed to get out of the house. For some reason this week has been the hardest so far having Tonto gone. Perhaps the “forever” part of gone is starting to sink in. Finn kept looking back at me the entire hike in - almost as if he was wondering what we were doing and why we were alone. We ran into way more snow than I expected, had to cross some sketchy streams and before we made it to my intended destination we came to a crossing that I was absolutely not comfortable with. We then had to backtrack up through the same snow and across the same streams and find a spot to sleep for the night. I was frustrated and Finn was tired when it was all said and done so we set up camp as quick as we could before the sun set. We ate our dinner together on a big rock watching the sky turn all sorts of oranges and reds and we told Tonto how much we missed him. When it got dark we packed all our food into the bear canister and hid it far away from our tent (I didn’t want any visitors when I was all by myself). We both fell asleep pretty quickly and I only woke up a few times - once because I heard a creature drinking out of Finn’s water bowl outside - only a few feet from our tent… I’d like to say Finn was a brave guard dog, but he stayed asleep for the whole thing. As we hiked out this morning I couldn’t stop myself from crying - a little because I missed Tonto and I wish he had been with us, and a little because I was so proud of Finn and grateful we got to spend some time together just the two of us - even if things didn’t go exactly as planned. Grief is a little bit like hiking - no matter how slow you go, as long as you are putting one foot in front of the other you’ll eventually get to where you are going. Even if there are some snags along the way. Together, we are all learning to cope one day at a time, one foot in front of the other. —
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The place you can visit a million times but it will always feel like it was the first ❤ #Disney .
El lugar que podras haber visitado un millon de veces y cuando vuelves, te sientes como si fuese la primera vez❤