California continues to defy federal court orders. Justice Kennedy is having to step in. Meanwhile, the American Friends and other supporters will get a meeting with some prison and government officials next week-but not Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard. Nope. Rather, he said he hopes “that they’ll eventually make their point, and get it over, and we can continue to move forward in a positive way.” So here we all are, three weeks into a deadly hunger strike, wondering what “positive way” he has in mind.