The Susan Polk trial was in recess today, but it was still a pretty busy day for the local courts, which decided:

*that kids who failed the state high school exit exam can still graduate if they've met all other requirements, because many of the students who didn't pass were in substandard schools.

*that tuna doesn't need a mercury warning label, because that's something the FDA should decide. Besides, there's not much mercury in tuna. What would Ross Mirkarimi say (in that deep basso voice)?

*and that violent video games probably won't need a warning label either, because -- it's called the First Amendment, haters! Courtwatchers say that Leland Yee's bill just got blown up by a first-person shooter.