Vice President Mike Pence casts the tie-breaking vote to confirm billionaire private school advocate and Republican donor Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. The Senate is expected to take up the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General tomorrow. A three judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments on whether to maintain a hold on Donald Trump’s entry ban for nationals of nine mainly Muslim nations. Alameda County Supervisors debate funding deportation defense for undocumented immigrants. Contra Costa County health and criminal justice reform advocates urge supervisors to turn down the sheriff’s proposal for a jail expansion partially aimed at providing mental health services.